Arthur J. Barth  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1956

Born: Chicago,IL, 1902

Died: Mikwaukee, WI, 1956

Arthur J. "Red" Barth of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was one of the founders of the Central U.S. Ski Officials Association, which was formed in 1935. He served as its first secretary. He founded CENTRAL SKI SPORT and edited the publication for 22 years. A qualified international ski jumping judge he was the first American ski jumping judge to serve in Europe and in the Olympic Games. He also served as chairman of the National Jumping Committee and was president of the National Ski Association in 1949. He was the first president of the National Ski Museum Corporation and dedicated the National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, on February 19,1954 to "those who have gone on and those who are with us." He was a member of the first class of inductees elected in 1956.


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