Gordon Dunn

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Gordon Dunn
Gordon Dunn 1936.jpg
Dunn in 1936
Personal information
Born April 16, 1912
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Died July 26, 1964 (aged 52)
San Francisco, U.S.
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 110 kg (243 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, shot put
Club Olympic 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]

References[edit]

  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.