Edward O. Gourdin is a African/Native American (Seminole/Cherokee) and has one of the most remarkable backstories in sports. He is one of the first athletes of color on a sports card outside of boxing. He was a long jumper for Harvard University in the 1920s. After graduating he medaled in the 1924 Olympics, practiced law, was appointed as an Assistant US Attorney, commanded the 372nd (Colored) Infantry in WWII as a colonel, became only the second man of color appointed a full time judge in Massachusetts, and served as president of the United States Olympians Association.
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