Name: Dick Button
Sport: Figure Skating
DOB: 7/18/1929
Birthplace: Englewood, N.J.
Hometown: Englewood, N.J.
High School: Englewood School for Boys (Englewood, N.J.)
College: Harvard College; Harvard Law School
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1948, 1952); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • St. Moritz 1948, gold (singles)
  • Oslo 1952, gold (singles)
Personal: Son of George and Evelyn Button...First person to land a double axel and triple jump in competition...Inventor of the flying camel spin...Won a record-tying seven consecutive U.S. championships...Was the only man to simultaneously hold the Olympic, world, European, North American and U.S. titles...Prominent figure skating analyst and first winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality...Named Person of the Century by International Figure Skating Magazine...Father to two children, Edward and Emily.