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Henry Slack

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry Berry•Slack
Used nameHenry•Slack
Born31 March 1877 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died18 July 1928 in San Francisco, California (USA)
AffiliationsChicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Henry Slack competed for the University of Chicago. He was a Chicago native but worked as a superintendent of a soap factory in 1907 in Somerville, Massachusetts when he married Georgiana Graham. Slack worked in New Orleans at the time of World War I as a superintendent of byproducts for the Southern Cotton Oil Company. The peripatetic Slack died in San Francisco.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 200 – 22.0 (1900); 400 – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Henry Slack
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h6 r1/3
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h3 r1/2