Full name: Benjamin Van Doren "Ben" Hedges, Jr.
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 8, 1907 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 31, 1969 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Prior to graduating from Princeton in 1930, Ben Hedges won the IC4A high jump in 1929. With his second place in the 1928 high jump, Hedges is the last Princetonian to have won an Olympic track & field medal. In 1931, Hedges joined Bankers Trust Co. as a personnel administrator and later became executive vice-president of the Big Brother Movement. He was also a war hero, winning 13 Battle Stars and receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for his work in the Pacific as an air combat intelligence officer.
Personal Best: HJ – 1.981 (1932).
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