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Allen Stack

Born: Jan 23, 1928

Death: Sep 12, 1999

Birthplace: New Haven

Profession: Swimmer

Nationality: United States

Allen Stack

Date of Birth : Jan 23, 1928
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1999
Birth Place : New Haven

Allen McIntyre Stack was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Stack won the gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Four years later at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, he placed fourth in the final of the same event. Stack attended Yale University, where he swam for the Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association competition from 1947 to 1949. He graduated from Yale with a bachelor's degree in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954, and graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1956. He practiced law in Honolulu, Hawaii until 1998. Stack was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1979.


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