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Dick Button

Dick Button (Figure skating.  Born, Englewood, NJ, July 18, 1929.)  First of the great post-World War II American figure skating champions, Richard T. Button was the U.S. national men’s champion seven straight years (1946-52) and a five-time world champion (1948-52).  Button was the Olympic gold medalist in 1948 at St. Moritz, Switzerland, the first American to […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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