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

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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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creatorOf Gourdin, Edward O. (Edward Orval), 1898-1966. Edward Gourdin collection, [19--]. Boston University. School of Medicine
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World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
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African American judges--Massachusetts
African American athletes--Massachusetts


Birth 1897-08-10

Death 1966-07-22


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