Norman Anderson (athlete)

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Norman Frotjof Anderson (March 17, 1902 – March 7, 1978) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.


Norman F. Anderson was born in Barre, Vermont on March 17, 1902.[1] His family later relocated to Oklahoma,[2] and then to California.[3]

He attended the University of Southern California, where he played football[4] and was a member of the track and field team.[5] He participated in USC's first Rose Bowl Game in 1923.[6]

In 1924, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team, and finished fifth in the shot put competition.[7]

Anderson graduated from USC in 1925 with a degree in Commerce. He was employed by Richfield Oil Corporation, and became manager of the company's southern California pipelines.[8]

Anderson died in Hermosa Beach, California on March 7, 1978.[9]


  1. ^ "Birth Record, Norman Frotjof Anderson". Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908. March 17, 1902. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sanford, Marion and Norman F. Anderson family". 1910 United States Federal Census. 1910. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sanford, Marion and Norman F. Anderson family". 1920 United States Federal Census. 1920. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Danzig, Allison; Brandwein, Peter (1969). Sport's Golden Age: A Close-Up of the Fabulous Twenties. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press. p. 162. 
  5. ^ Bushnell, Edward Rogers (1926). Official Souvenir Volume, Annual Field Meeting, Volumes 47-50. Philadelphia, PA: Inter-collegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America. p. 200. 
  6. ^ Petroleum Management, Volume 26, Part 2. Dallas, TX: Petroleum Engineer Publishing Company. 1954. p. A-24. 
  7. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics: Athens 2004. Toronto, Canada: Sport Media Publishing. p. 380. ISBN 978-1894-96332-9. 
  8. ^ Pacific Oil World, Volume 47. Los Angeles, CA: Petroleum Publishers. 1954. p. 16. 
  9. ^ "Norman F. Anderson in U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014." United States Social Security Administration. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 

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