Arthur Mathew Longsjo

Arthur was born October 23, 1931 and passed away September 16, 1958. He was a habitual cyclist and was a member of the US Speedskating team in the Olympic Games in 1956. Arthur made the Winter Olympic team for speed skating despite not being able to compete in the Eastern Olympic Trials because of a sprained knee he sustained while training for the event. The USOC granted him the waiver to the final trials because he had won 9 of 11 national-level events in 1954-55. He also won the title of North American Outdoor Champion. He was nominated to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 24, 1970 in Buffalo, New York.