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Ira Davenport

Born: Oct 13, 1887

Death: Jul 17, 1941

Birthplace: Winfield

Nationality: United States

Ira Davenport

Date of Birth : Oct 13, 1887
Date of Death : Jul 17, 1941
Birth Place : Winfield

Ira Davenport was a track athlete, American football and baseball player, and coach in the United States. He competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden in the 800 metres where he won the bronze medal. In the 400 metres event he was eliminated in the semi-finals. He also competed for the United States in the exhibition baseball tournament in Stockholm. Davenport ran track and played football at the University of Chicago. He served as the head football coach at Columbia College in Dubuque, Iowa, now known as Loras College, from 1920 to 1921. Davenport was later the general manager and treasurer of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works.

Also known as


  • Ira Nelson Davenport
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