Eddie Santry

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Name: Eddie Santry
Born: 1876-12-11
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, USA
Died: 1919-01-29 (Age:42)
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Eddie Santry acted intermittently as a referee near the end of his boxing career. He had also worked as a trainer, sparring partner, and cornerman for Battling Nelson. He was a boxing pupil of former lightweight boxer and Chicagoan Harry Gilmore during his early career. Gilmore also helped mentor Chicagoans Tommy White, and champion Harry Forbes.

He was elected as a State Representative in Illinois in November 1914. He sponsored a bill to administer legalized boxing in Illinois which to his disappointment failed to pass in 1915.

He died in Chicago, January 29, 1919. His death was attributed to a "nervous breakdown"; his friends said his heart was broken over his defeat for the state legislature in 1918.

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