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Hall of Fame - Lawrence Nuesslein

Date of Birth: May 16, 1895

Hometown: Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

Events: .22 Smallbore Rifle

Personal: Nuesslein was a World War I veteran who shot competitively in the early 20th Century. Aside from his competitive shooting career, Nuesslein also loved spending time hunting both small game and in the field. As he aged, he moved into benchrest competition and participated with many close friends.

He was also the manager of the Sears Roebuck store in Allentown, Pennsylvania from 1929-1951. He was a former president of the Allentown Kiwanis Club, chairman of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, head of the Allentown Defense Council in 1941, and the co-chairman of the Lehigh County Civilian Defense Council in 1942.

Nuesslein was married to Madeline, with whom he had their children Lawrence Jr., Lorraine, Margaret, and Anna. He also had seven grandchildren when he passed at 75. 

Competition Highlights

  • 1920 Olympic Games - Gold, 50m Free Rifle Standing
  • 1920 Olympic Games - Gold team, 50m Free Rifle Standing
  • 1920 Olympic Games - Bronze, 300m Army Rifle Standing
  • 1920 Olympic Games - Silver team, 300m Army Rifle Standing
  • 1923 World Championships - Gold, 300m Free Rifle Standing
  • 1923 World Championships - Gold team, 300m Free Rifle Standing
  • 1923 World Championships - Gold team, 300m Free Rifle 3x40
  • 1923 World Championships - Gold team, 300m Free Rifle Kneeling
  • 1923 World Championships - Gold team, 300m Free Rifle Prone
  • 1927 World Championships - Bronze team, 300m Free Rifle 3x40

U.S. Distinguished International Shooter Badge

 

 

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