Dave Albritton Olympic athlete

David Donald Albritton (April 13, 1913 – May 14, 1994) had a long career that spanned three decades and numerous titles and was one of the first high jumpers to use the straddle technique. He was born in Danville, Alabama. Albritton had a number of similarities with all-time great Jesse Owens. Both were born in Danville, Alabama; both attended East Technical High School in Cleveland, Ohio; both attended the Ohio State University; both were members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity; both competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. As a sophomore at Ohio State, Albritton won the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship in 1936. In 1936, Albritton and Cornelius Johnson both cleared 6-9 3/4 (2.07 m)to set a world record at the Olympic Trials, becoming the first blacks to hold the world record in the event. Albritton was second to Johnson at the 1936 Summer Olympics, with a height of 6' 6 3/4" (2.00 m). He claimed the silver medal in a jump-off after he and two other jumpers cleared the same height. Albritton and Johnson were snubbed by Hitler when they went to collect their medals. Albritton won or tied for seven National Amateur Athletic Union outdoor titles from 1936 to 1950.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 13th, 1913
Place of birth
Danville
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 14th, 1994 at age of 81
Place of death
Dayton
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Decatur , Alabama
pop. 55,816 (2013)

Education

1. Ohio State University Colleges/University

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. The college began with a focus on training students in various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but was developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of Governor Rutherford B. Hayes and by 1878, the college changed its name to its current name. It has since grown into the third largest university campus in the United States. In 2007, Ohio State was officially designated as the flagship institution of Ohio's public universities as part of the newly centralized University System of Ohio. It is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. Along with its main campus in Columbus, Ohio State also operates a regional campus system with regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
Endowment
2012. 3.15 bil. $
2010. 1.87 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1870
Headquarters
281 W. Lane Ave., 43210 - Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduates
2013. 44,201
2011. 42,916
2010. 42,082
2009. 41,349
Postgraduates
2013. 13,265
2011. 13,951
2010. 13,982
2007. 13,341
Acceptance rate
2012. 64.0 %
2011. 63.4 %
2010. 63.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.62 K $
2011. 9.74 K $
2010. 9.42 K $
2009. 8.68 K $
2008. 8.68 K $
Official web page www.osu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Ohio State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1913., Olympic athlete
b. 1908., Olympic athlete
b. 1879., Olympic athlete
b. 1954., Olympic athlete
b. 1899., Olympic athlete
b. 1962., Olympic athlete
b. 1964., Olympic athlete
b. 1937., Olympic athlete

Political engagements

Republican Party

Party founded

1854

Geographic scope

United States of America

Ideology

Conservatism in the United States
Social conservatism
Conservatism
Economic liberalism

Founders

Official web page

Social media

Wikipedia article

The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009. The most recent Republican presidential nominee was former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012. The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, which supports contemporary American liberalism. The Republican Party's platform of conservatism traces its roots to classical liberalism with an emphasis on its economically liberal policies in supporting free markets, limited government, and laissez-faire economics, while supporting socially conservative policies. A significant portion of the Republican base is made up of fiscal conservatives and other free market, pro-capitalism factions.

Other members

born 1912
born 1912
born 1914
born 1914

Olympic medals

1936 Summer Olympics Berlin

The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on 26 April 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona. It marked the second and final time that the International Olympic Committee would gather to vote in a city which was bidding to host those Games. The only other time this occurred was at the inaugural IOC Session in Paris, France, on 24 April 1894. Then, Athens and Paris were chosen to host the 1896 and 1900 Games, respectively. To outdo the Los Angeles games of 1932, Germany built a new 100,000-seat track and field stadium, six gymnasiums, and many other smaller arenas. They also installed a closed-circuit television system and radio network that reached 41 countries, with many other forms of expensive high-tech electronic equipment. Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, a favourite of Adolf Hitler, was commissioned by the German Olympic Committee to film the Games for $7 million. Her film, titled Olympia, pioneered many of the techniques now common in the filming of sports.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Silver
Athletics – Men's high jump

Wikipedia

Check Dave Albritton on wikipedia.

Facebook comments