Full name: John Clifford Argue
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: December 2, 1901 in Port Hueneme, California, United States
Died: April 4, 1970 in Newport Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Occidental Tigers, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: United States
John Argue was a Los Angeles native who competed for Occidental College and the [Los Angeles AC]. He finished third in the pentathlon Olympic Trial in 1924, and had a third-place finish in the long jump at the 1921 AAU. Argue later was instrumental in championing Los Angeles' bid for the 1984 Olympics Games, and served as President of the bid committee, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG). In 2004, a bronze plaque was installed in his honor in the Memorial Court of Honor at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He made his career as a lawyer after attending USC Law School, and he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at USC from 2000-02.
Personal Best: LJ – 6.74 (22-1¼) (1921).
|1924 Summer||22||Paris||Athletics||Men's Pentathlon||United States||USA||12|
|1924 Summer||22||Paris||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||12||36||4 events|
|1924 Summer||22||Paris||Athletics||United States||Long jump||11||6.460|
|1924 Summer||22||Paris||Athletics||United States||200 metres||5T||23.4|
|1924 Summer||22||Paris||Athletics||United States||200 metres||Heat One||1||23.4|
|1924 Summer||22||Paris||Athletics||United States||Discus throw||20||41.84|