James Rector

1884 - 1949

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John "James" Alcorn Rector (June 22, 1884 – March 10, 1949) was an American athlete. He was the first Arkansas-born athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. While competing he was a University of Virginia student and went there to train with Pop Lannigan.James Rector was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Rector has received more than 14,598 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James Rector is the 1,222nd most popular athlete, the 9,774th most popular biography from United States and the 238th most popular Athlete.

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Among athletes, James Rector ranks 1,222 out of 3,059Before him are Polydore Veirman, Pietro Speciale, Paul Günther, Leroy Burrell, Mark Midler, and Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu. After him are Marjorie Clark, Lidiya Alfeyeva, Vincenzo Cuccia, Kurt Wires, Bob Richards, and Tiina Lillak.

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Among people born in 1884, James Rector ranks 212Before him are Sig Ruman, Frank Waller, Adriaan van Maanen, Gösta Lilliehöök, Carl Osburn, and David Curtiss Munson. After him are Carl Kempe, Fred Yates, Thomas Blamey, Linda Arvidson, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Davidson Black. Among people deceased in 1949, James Rector ranks 159Before him are Léon Frapié, Otakar Vindyš, Albert Ammons, Clarence Kingsbury, Georges Trombert, and Jack Lovelock. After him are Frank Fetter, Linda Arvidson, James Truslow Adams, Richard Dix, Gregory Mathews, and Ivar Lykke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Rector ranks 9,774 out of 18,182Before him are Lisa Zane (1961), Florence La Badie (1888), Elliot Richardson (1920), Alma Bennett (1904), Leonidas Polk (1806), and Sleepy John Estes (1899). After him are Booth Tarkington (1869), Sid Grauman (1879), Marion Leonard (1881), Sofia Carson (1993), Peyton Randolph (1721), and David Halberstam (1934).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, James Rector ranks 238Before him are George Finnegan (1881), Dorothy Poynton-Hill (1915), Catherine Hardy Lavender (1930), Pete George (1929), Lesley Ashburner (1883), and Leroy Burrell (1967). After him are Bob Richards (1926), Joseph Stadler (1880), Isabelle Daniels (1937), Tim Montgomery (1975), Randy Barnes (1966), and Lucinda Williams (1937).