Edwin Hunt

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Edwin Francis Hunt
Born July 9, 1902
Jackson, Tennessee
Died April 11, 1981(1981-04-11) (aged 78)
Nationality American
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Occupation Assistant Attorney General
Known for US checkers champion in 1934

Edwin Francis Hunt (July 9, 1902 in Jackson, Tennessee – April 11, 1981) was an American draughts, or checkers, player who spent most of his life in Nashville. He was US champion in 1934.[1]

His career was as a lawyer and as such he gained recognition as an appellate advocate[2] and rose to the rank of Assistant Attorney General.[3] He had studied at Vanderbilt University where he won the Founder's Medal twice.[4]