Gordon Dunn

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Gordon Dunn
Gordon Dunn 1936.jpg
Dunn in 1936
Personal information
BornApril 16, 1912
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
DiedJuly 26, 1964 (aged 52)
San Francisco, U.S.
Height193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight110 kg (243 lb)
Event(s)Discus throw, shot put
ClubOlympic Club, San Francisco
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)DT – 52.25 (1936)
SP – 15.94 m (1934)[1][2]

Gordon Glover "Slinger" Dunn (April 16, 1912 – July 26, 1964) was an American discus thrower who won a silver medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Earlier in 1934 he won the NCAA and IC4A titles.[1]

Later in life, Dunn became mayor of Fresno, California (1949–57)[1] and qualified for the nickname "No-Fun Dunn" because of his zest in leading raids on bordellos and gambling dens. He loved going to fires and police happenings, and had both red lights and a siren on his personal vehicle.

In 1964, Gordon Dunn was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Gordon Dunn Archived August 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Gordon Dunn. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02.