Feg Murray

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Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1920 Antwerp 110 metre hurdles

Frederic Seymour Murray (May 15, 1894 – July 16, 1973), known as Fred Murray or Feg Murray, was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 110 meter hurdles. He was furthermore a well-known artist, writer, and cartoonist. He was perhaps best known for his "Seein' Stars" newspaper column.[1] This was a cartoon series about Hollywood stars.[2] Murray was also the host of the radio show The Baker's Broadcast in its final year in 1938.

Biography[edit]

He competed for the United States in the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium in the 110 meter hurdles where he won the bronze medal. He had been captain of the track team at Stanford University in 1916. He was the 1915 U.S. National Champion in the 120 yard high hurdles[3] and the 1915 and 1916 National Champion in the 220 yard low hurdles.[4] He went on to a career as a sports cartoonist.

He was born in San Francisco, California and died in Carmel, California.

Personal life[edit]

Murray got his A.B. in graphics arts from Stanford University in 1916. He married Dorothy Hanna in 1920.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to the Feg Murray Papers". Online Archive of California.
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/murray_feg.htm
  3. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions: Men's 110 m Hurdles". USATF.org. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012. Fred Murray
  4. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions: Men's 200 m Hurdles". USATF.org. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012. Fred Murray

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