John (Jack) Edward Lovelock

Date of birth

5 January 1910 at Crushington (near Reefton)

Parents

JEJ Lovelock

Married

Cynthia Wells James

Children

Two daughters

Died

28 December 1949 in New York

Education

  • Temuka Primary School
  • Fairlie Primary School 1919-23
  • Timaru Boys’ High School 1924-28
  • University of Otago
  • Exeter College Oxford

Honours

  • Rhodes Scholar 1931
  • BA (Third Class Honours in Physiology 1934) Exeter College Oxford
  • MA 1937 Qualified in Medicine and Surgery
  • MRCP London 1940

Military

  • Major RAMC 1939-45

Career

  • Staff Manhattan Hospital New York 1947
  • Assistant Director 1948 Department specialising in paralysis and similar disease

Sporting

  • Timaru Boys’ High School, School Mile Track Record
  • World Mile Record Princeton United States 1933 (time 4 minutes 7.6 seconds)
  • Winner Mile Empire Games 1934
  • Winner 1500 metres Berlin Olympics 1936 (time 3 minutes 47.8 seconds – a world record)

Author

Athletics for Health 1937 later translated into Finnish and Norwegian