Avery Brundage

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Avery Brundage

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Avery Brundage in October 1964
5th President of the IOC
In office
August 15, 1952 – September 11, 1972
Preceded bySigfrid Edström
Succeeded byLord Killanin
Life Honorary President of the IOC
In office
September 11, 1972 – May 8, 1975
Preceded byvacant, last held by Sigfrid Edström (1964)
Succeeded byvacant, next held by Lord Killanin (1980)
First Vice President of the IOC
In office
1946–1952
Preceded bySigfrid Edström (from 1942 to 1946 acted as IOC President)
Succeeded byArmand Massard
Second Vice President of the IOC
In office
1945–1946
Preceded byoffice created
Succeeded byvacant, next held by Lord Burghley (1954)
Member of the International Olympic Committee
In office
July 30, 1936 – September 11, 1972
Preceded byErnest Lee Jahncke
President of the United States Olympic Committee
In office
1928–1953
Preceded byDouglas MacArthur
Succeeded byKenneth L. Wilson
Personal details
Born(1887-09-28)September 28, 1887
Detroit, Michigan, United States
DiedMay 8, 1975(1975-05-08) (aged 87)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany
Resting placeRosehill Cemetery, Chicago
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)
  • Elizabeth Dunlap
    (m. 1927; died 1971)
  • Princess Mariann Charlotte Katharina Stefanie Princess Reuss (m. 1973)
Children2
Residence
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
ProfessionCivil engineer, general contractor
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Avery Brundage (/ˈvri ˈbrʌndɪ/; September 28, 1887 – May 8, 1975) was the fifth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1952 to 1972. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Brundage died in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany on May 8, 1975 from complications of surgery, aged 87. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.

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