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james e. sullivan

1908 - 1908 Ninth president of the AAU. He was one of the first founders of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in 1888 and inspirational leader of the organization for a quarter of a century. Served as its national secretary and treasurer until 1906 when he became president and was the first to serve three consecutive terms. Sullivan was a key figure in building successful U.S. Olympic teams from 1900 to 1912. He also served as U.S. President Taft’s special commissioner to the 1912 Olympic Games. Sullivan was an all-around athlete, writer, editor and publisher. (Ref: Amateur Athlete for November 1930, 1931, 1932)
1908 - 1908 Ninth president of the AAU. He was one of the first founders of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in 1888 and inspirational leader of the organization for a quarter of a century. Served as its national secretary and treasurer until 1906 when he became president and was the first to serve three consecutive terms. Sullivan was a key figure in building successful U.S. Olympic teams from 1900 to 1912. He also served as U.S. President Taft’s special commissioner to the 1912 Olympic Games. Sullivan was an all-around athlete, writer, editor and publisher. (Ref: Amateur Athlete for November 1930, 1931, 1932)