Phoenix News · Congratulations Raymond Gordon, Oberlin (1933)

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Raymond Gordon, Oberlin (1933) inducted in the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame.

Gordon was a multiple state champion for Oberlin High, winning the 220-yard dash at the 1931 Class B state meet and winning a 1930 state title as a member of the 880-yard relay.

Gordon was also second at the 1931 state meet in the 100 and the 880 relay. He was fourth at the 1930 state meet in the 220.

Through Gordon’s efforts the Indians finished second at both the 1930 and ’31 state meets.

“What I remember best about my great uncle was that he had a huge, robust laugh,” said Julia Boyd, a great-niece. “He was always a very happy man.”

Gordon was born in Pittsfield Twp. on Jan. 31, 1912. He was a lifelong area resident. Gordon served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was equipment manager for the Oberlin College athletic department, retiring in 1973.

He dies at age 69 on Jan. 30, 1981.