Eddie Eagan

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Photo taken: 7 Feb. 1945

Edward Patrick Francis "Eddie" Eagan (April 26, 1897 – June 14, 1967), was an amateur boxing star of the early 1920s. Born to a poor family in Denver, Colorado, Eagan studied law at Yale University, and later attended Oxford. He won a National AAU title in 1919, along with the 1923 ABA British amateur Heavyweight title. He won the gold medal at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games in the Light heavyweight class. He was also a member of the 1924 team, boxing in the heavyweight class, although he did not medal.

Eagan returned again to the Olympics in 1932, this time in the winter games as a member of Bobby Fiske's bobsled team. The team went on to capture the Gold Medal at the Lake Placid Games, thus making Eagan the first, and thus far the only athlete, to ever win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Later, Eagan became the chairman (1940s) of the New York State Athletic Commission. He was also a lawyer, and was a colonel in the United States Army during World War II. He died at the age of 70, in Rye, New York.

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Olympic Games Results

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1924

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  • Wikipedia bio: [1]