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Originally posted by gusmonkey
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Finally, here's a link to his grandson saying something about him. As noted in other articles Dr. Alexander helped organize the first Olympic Games.
Harvard Magazine - Dr. Alexander
"My grandfather, Eben Alexander (b.a. Yale, 1873), a classical scholar and professor at the University of North Carolina, was appointed ambassador to Greece by Grover Cleveland and had an intimate part in organizing the first Olympic Games and getting the Americans on board. In his penultimate paragraph, Shaw says that Alexander gave Colt .45s to the Olympians when they arrived. This seems a little unlikely, but is something we certainly can't question at this time.
When one reads in other publications about how poorly the British and various other nations were prepared for the Olympics-not quite understanding what it was all about-the Harvard participation was particularly impressive."
Eben Alexander Jr., M.D. '39