Jack Richmond


Richmond has a career which includes an outstanding athletic career, an educator and outstanding citizen, and a top sports official in the Los Angeles area. Richmond was captain of the track team at Idaho in 1919, the year he graduated from Moscow.

He led Idaho to the Northwest Championship and was rated as one of the finest sprinters of his time. Richmond is the only sprinter to win the 100 yard dash twice in the NW Conference meet, before and after World War I. He served as class president at Idaho and was editor of the Gem of the Mountains annual. During World War I he was selected from the enlisted ranks to attend West Point and following the war he returned to Idaho. He was high school principal at Nez Perce, Peshastin, Washington, and was a principal also at Sandpoint high school.

He was registrar and chairman of the history department at Washington high school in Los Angeles for 34 years. He received his Masters degree at Stanford. While residing in Los Angeles he has been one of the top track officials for all types of meets during his career. Recently Richmond and his wife, Betty, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Richmond hopes to join another Hall of Famer, MacMcCallie, in having a 60th reunion of their 1919 championship track team this year.

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