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Gene Tunney

AKA James Joseph Tunney

Born: 25-May-1897
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 7-Nov-1978
Location of death: Greenwich, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Boxing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1926-28

Military service: USMC (WWI); US Navy (WWII)

Father: John Tunney
Mother: Mary Jean Lydon ("Rose")
Wife: Mary Josephine Lauder ("Polly", socialite, m. 3-Oct-1928, d. 19-Apr-2008, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Gene Lauder Tunney (b. 1931)
Son: John V. Tunney (US Senator, b. 26-Jun-1934)
Son: Jonathan R. Tunney ("Jay")
Daughter: Joan Tunney Cook ("Joan T. Wilkerson", b. 1939)

    World Heavyweight Champion (1926-28)
    International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990
    Dutch Treat Club (1955-78)
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
A Man Must Fight (1932, memoir)
Arms for Living (1941, memoir)


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