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Jack Shea


1910 Born September 7 in Lake Placid, New York
1932 Competes in Olympics in Lake Placid
1934 Graduates from Dartmouth College
1934 Marries Elizabeth Stearnes
1936 Refuses to compete in Olympics in protest of their being held in Nazi Germany
1958-78 Serves as town justice of Lake Placid
1964 Shea's son James competes in cross-country and nordic combined skiing at Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria
1974-83 Serves as township supervisor of North Elba
1980 Instrumental in bringing Winter Olympics back to Lake Placid
2001 Becomes member of only family with three generations of Olympians when grandson Jim Shea Jr. qualifies for the U. S. Olympic skeleton team in Lake Placid December 20
2001 Carries the Olympic flame in Lake Placid December 29
2002 Dies January 22 after being struck by an allegedly drunk driver on the 21st
2002 Jim Shea Jr. wins Olympic gold in skeleton February 19

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