Jack Shea

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Birthday
7, 1910
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 22, 2002 (91)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1910
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 22, 2002 (91)

About

American speed skater nicknamed The Chief who won two gold medals at the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid.

Before Fame

He went to school at Dartmouth and studied law at Albany for a few years.

Trivia

He was the first American to win two gold medals in a single Olympics.

Family Life

His son, Jim Shea, Sr., and grandson, Jim Shea, Jr., also competed in the Winter Olympics.

Associated With

He read the Olympic Oath at the 1932 games which were presided over by future president Franklin D. Roosevelt.