Herbert Jamison

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Herbert Jamison
Herbert Jamison 1896.jpg
Herbert Jamison at the 1896 Olympics
Personal information
Born September 17, 1875
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died June 22, 1938 (aged 62)
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Alma mater Princeton University
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m
Club Princeton Tigers
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m – 55.2 (1896)[1][2]

Herbert Brotherson Jamison (September 17, 1875 – June 22, 1938) was an American sprinter who won a silver medal in the 400 m at the 1896 Summer Olympics. His favorite event, 200 m, was not yet part of the Olympics.[1]

In 1897 Jamison graduated from Princeton University and joined the family business in agriculture. Seven years later he founded an insurance agency in his native Peoria, which he ran until his death.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Herbert Jamison Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Herbert Jamison. trackfield.brinkster.net