Name: Eddie Eagan
Sport: Boxing
Discipline(s): Bobsled, Boxing
Event(s): Four-man; Light-heavyweight, Heavyweight
DOB: 4/26/1898
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Longmont High School (Longmont, Colo.)
College: Yale University; Harvard Law School; University of Oxford
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1920, 1924, 1932); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Antwerp 1920, gold (light-heavyweight)
  • Paris 1924, 9th (heavyweight)
  • Lake Placid 1932, gold (four-man)
Personal: Served as an artillery lieutenant during World War I...Won the U.S. amateur heavyweight title in 1919 while he was still a student at Yale University...Recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford...Was the first American to win the British amateur boxing championship...Served as an assistant district attorney for southern New York and chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission...Attained the rank of lieutenant colonel during World War II.