Fred Newhouse

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Fred Newhouse
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Full name Frederick Vaughn Newhouse
Born November 8, 1948 (1948-11-08) (age 66)

Frederick Vaughn "Fred" Newhouse (born November 8, 1948) was an American competitor at the 1976 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the men's 4x400 meter relay with Herman Frazier, Benny Brown, and Maxie Parks and silver in the 400 m. He finished second in the Olympic final with a time of 44.40 seconds, the second fastest time of the 1970s. The final was won by Cuba's Alberto Juantorena, a.k.a. El Caballo (The Horse).

Newhouse was one of the organizers of the Northwest Flyers Track Club in Houston, Texas.[1] He graduated from Galilee High School in Hallsville, Texas.[2] After graduating Prairie View A&M with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he received his Masters in International Business. He now is Director of Public Affairs for Valero Energy and serves as the Assistant Treasurer of the Prairie View A&M Foundation.[3]


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