Arthur Devlin (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1963
Born: September 7, 1923, Lake Placid, New York
Died: April 22, 2004, Lake Placid, New York
Arthur Devlin was an excellent four event skier in Nordic and Alpine disciplines. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1948, '52 and '56. He also played a key role in the successful bidding and hosting of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games serving as a vice president of the organizing committee.
His interest in skiing began in 1927 at the age of four. His best discipline was ski jumping at which he won many national titles including the NSA Class "A" National Jumping championship in 1946 as well as the Paul Bietila Memorial Trophy in 1942, '44, '49 and '50. At the FIS World Championships he finished in fourth place although he had outjumped the winner by 24 feet, but lost on style points.
As a television sportscaster, he was known as the "voice of ski jumping" for over two decades.