Norman Ross

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Norman Ross
Norman Ross Sr..JPG
Ross as a broadcaster for WGN Radio, Chicago.
Personal information
Full name Norman DeMille Ross
Nickname(s) "The Big Moose"
Nationality  United States
Born (1895-05-02)May 2, 1895
Portland, Oregon
Died June 19, 1953(1953-06-19) (aged 58)
Evanston, Illinois
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, water polo
Club Illinois Athletic Club

Norman DeMille Ross (May 2, 1895 – June 19, 1953) was an American competition swimmer who won five events at the Inter-Allied Games in June 1919, held at Joinville-Le-Pont near Paris, and three gold medals at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. He set thirteen world records and held eighteen U.S. National Championships during his career.

In later years he was a popular Chicago radio personality known to listeners as "Uncle Normie."[1] His son, Norman A Ross Jr. (1922–2008), was a well-known radio and television host, corporate executive and civic leader in Chicago.[2][3][4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross' Death Recalls Feats as Swimmer, Chicago Daily Tribune, June 20, 1953, pg. A2
  2. ^ Radio, TV personality Norman Ross dies, Chicago Breaking News (Chicago Tribune), October 3, 2008
  3. ^ Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 3: September 1952 — August 1955, H.W. Wilson Company., New York (1956)
  4. ^ Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 21: September 1995 — August 1996, H.W. Wilson Company, New York (1996) OCLC 36101383
  5. ^ A Who's Who of Sports Champions, Their stories and records, by Ralph Hickok. Houghton Mifflin Co., New York (1995) OCLC 31815443 ISBN 0395681952 ISBN 9780395681954 ISBN 039573312X ISBN 9780395733127

External links[edit]

  • Norman Ross – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
  • Norman Ross (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame