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Charles Moore

Born: Aug 12, 1929

Nationality: United States

Charles Moore

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1929

Charles Hewes Moore, Jr. is an American former track and field athlete, and has served as executive director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy since the organization's founding in 1999. Charles won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles in the 1952 Summer Olympics with a time of 50.8 seconds, narrowly missing the world record of 51.6 seconds. He had set the American record during Olympic qualifying. He also ran a third leg on the second-place 4x400 metre relay. Moore finished second for the James E. Sullivan Award in 1952, and was selected as one of "100 Golden Olympians" in 1996. In 1999, he was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame. As a student of Cornell University, Moore won the NCAA titles in 440 yard flat race in 1949 and 220 yard hurdles in 1951. He also won four straight AAU titles in 400 metre hurdles from 1949 to 1952. Moore was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society at Cornell. He graduated in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Moore was inducted into the Cornell University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1978. The Outstanding Senior Varsity Athlete Award at Cornell is named for him.

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  • Charles Hewes Moore Jr.
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