Gourdin, Edward O. (Edward Orval), 1898-1966

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1897-08-10
Death 1966-07-22

Biographical notes:

African-American judge, scholar, athlete, and soldier; Olympic track star (8th Olympics, Paris, 1924), with world record in running broad jump (1921); one of first African-Americans to be named to Massachusetts Superior Court; active in the military; attended Harvard.

From the description of Edward Gourdin collection, [19--]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70973165

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Ark ID:
w64t90pq
SNAC ID:
23357686

Subjects:

  • Justice, Administration of
  • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
  • Broad jump
  • Track and field

Occupations:

  • African American judges--Massachusetts
  • African American athletes--Massachusetts

Places:

  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)