Abrahams, Harold Maurice, 1899-1978

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Harold Maurice Abrahams,1899-1978. A barrister by profession, but much better known as the gold medallist in the 100m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, the public voice of athletics in Britain (he was Vice-President of the Amateur Athletics Association from 1948), and as an athletics broadcaster for 40 years.

Reference: Lord Blake and C.S. Nichols (Eds), Dictionary of National Biography, 1971-1980 (Oxford University Press. Oxford. New York. 1986 ).

From the guide to the The Harold Abrahams Bequest, 1936-1976, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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associatedWith Brownlow, David George person
associatedWith Burghley David George Brownlow Cecil 1905-1981 6th Marquess of Exeter person
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Birth 1899-12-15

Death 1978-01-14


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