James F. Quinn, 1907-2004, was a gold medalist in the 400-meter relay in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics with a world record equaling time of 41.0. Later he broke the world record in the 60-yard dash. Quinn, a New York City native who starred at Holy Cross, became a permanent Rhode Island resident in the mid-1950s working as a salesman in the jewelry industry. At the time of the 2000 Summer Games, Quinn, then ninety-four and living in Cranston, was listed by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the nation's oldest gold medal winner.
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