Ray Blum

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Raymond Edward "Ray" Blum (April 11, 1919 – May 5, 2010) was an American speed skater who competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. He placed 20th in the Men's 1500 metres competition in a field of 45 and 17th in the Men's 5000 metres event in a field of 40. He was born in Nutley, New Jersey and was a member of the Paterson Skating Club.[1] He attended the Newark College of Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor's degree from the institution in 1950,[2] after a stint in the United States Navy during World War II. He spent his later life working as an aerospace engineer for several companies in New England and California.[3] On October 26, 1996, he was inducted into the NJIT Highlanders' Hall of Fame for his success as both a cyclist and a speed skater,[2] as well as the American National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame on May 17, 1969.[4] He died on May 5, 2010 in New Jersey.[3]


  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2009). "Ray Blum Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Raymond E. Blum Class of 1950". NJIT Highlanders Hall of Fame. New Jersey Institute of Technology. 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Raymond E. Blum". The Star-Ledger. May 7, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ray Blum". SPEED SKATERS ELECTED TO THE SPEEDSKATING HALL OF FAME. National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame. April 25, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2009.