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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 by Sigfrid Edström
Succeeded by Lord Killanin
Life Honorary President of the IOC
In office
September 11, 1972 – May 8, 1975
Preceded by vacant, last held by Sigfrid Edström (1964)
Succeeded by vacant, next held by Lord Killanin (1980)
First Vice President of the IOC
In office
1946–1952
Preceded by Sigfrid Edström (from 1942 to 1946 acted as IOC President)
Succeeded by Armand Massard
Second Vice President of the IOC
In office
1945–1946
Preceded by office created
Succeeded by vacant, next held by Lord Burghley (1954)
Member of the International Olympic Committee
In office
July 30, 1936 – September 11, 1972
Preceded by Ernest Lee Jahncke
President of the United States Olympic Committee
In office
1928–1953
Preceded by Douglas MacArthur
Succeeded by Kenneth L. Wilson
Personal details
Born (1887-09-28)September 28, 1887
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died May 8, 1975(1975-05-08) (aged 87)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany
Resting place Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago
Nationality American
Spouse(s)
  • Elizabeth Dunlap
    (m. 1927; died 1971)
  • Princess Mariann Charlotte Katharina Stefanie Princess Reuss (m. 1973)
Children 2
Residence
  • La Salle Hotel, Chicago
  • "La Piñeta", Santa Barbara, California
Alma mater University of Illinois
Profession Civil engineer, general contractor
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Avery Brundage ( 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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