Harry Porter

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Harry Porter
Harry Porter 1910 Mecca card front.jpg
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold London 1908 High jump

Harry Franklin Porter (August 31, 1882 – June 27, 1965) was a high jumper from the United States of America. He was a member of the Irish American Athletic Club, and won gold in the High Jump in the 1908 Summer Olympics at a mark of 6'3". He graduated from Cornell University.

According to his 1910 trading card; "it was not until after his graduation that he became imbued with the athletic spirit. In 1907 and 1908, Porter won the National Amateur Athletic Union championship indoor running high jump title, making a new record, 6ft 1½ inches, and in the latter year he won the outdoor National and Metropolitan Amateur Athletic Union championship."[1]

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