Charles Fremont/

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Charles Fremont was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania back in 1899 to William and Hannah.  In 1911, the family moved to Washington, Pennsylvania.  His father opened a drug store and later turned it into a grocery store.  Charles attended Washington High School and was an outstanding athletic.


In 1920, he enrolled in Washington & Jefferson College where he played football, threw the javelin and was on field and track team.  By 1921, he was the starting quarterback.  During his time at the college he broke all kinds of records, more on that shortly.  After college he practiced medicine in Alexandra, Virginia for many years. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Washington & Jefferson College.  Sadly he died in 1979, he was 80.


What you may not know about Charles Fremont West is, he was the first African American to play quarterback in a  Rose Bowl against the California Golden Bears where his team fought to a 0-0 tie game.  Just 5 months prior to his death he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.  Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face, pass it on to someone in need.

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, nice write up about Charles Fremont, and had not heard of him.

Jan 13, 2018 05:30 AM #1
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Morning James-nicely timed post for the MLK weekend. Hope you have a good weekend.

Jan 13, 2018 05:53 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We agree with Marco Giancola ...great timing !

Jan 13, 2018 06:01 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Always great to hear about someone who did groundbreaking things.

Jan 13, 2018 07:20 AM #4
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning James Dray .  What a thrill for him to get inducted into the Hall of Fame before his passing.  I bet he died with a big ole smile on his face!

Jan 13, 2018 07:51 AM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

James I am not a football fan so I would not know this -- but I should  as my Dad won a football scholarship -- and charles came from my state too

Jan 13, 2018 08:33 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - you have brought yeat another achiever to life.  Good information.

Jan 13, 2018 09:02 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. There is no end to the history of triumph over discrimination.

Jan 13, 2018 09:39 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon James,

Must have been an outstanding athlete; especially with the gear, they wore then.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 13, 2018 10:04 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We so much enjoy your daily factoid, and how appropriate to share this story with us on MLK's birthday.  A

Jan 13, 2018 11:30 AM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

As much of a sports fan as I am, I hadn't heard of Charles Fremont West but, love that he was alive to accept his being inducted into the Hall of Fame. You know that meant the world to him!

Happy Saturday, James!

Jan 13, 2018 11:32 AM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You were so right, James, I had no idea about Charles Fremont West or why he should be "remembered."

Jan 13, 2018 12:21 PM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

All this time I thought Warren Moon was the first black quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl for the University of Washington but I'm glad you proved me wrong James Dray 

Jan 13, 2018 12:53 PM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - another great post!  I am just curious if either of those colleges became Penn State? 

Jan 13, 2018 01:18 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- There are so many people who have been the "First" that we're not familiar with. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. 

Jan 13, 2018 02:27 PM #15
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

He sounds like a very impressive man. Thank you for telling us about him. 

Jan 13, 2018 04:45 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I had no idea, I wonder if our friend from Pasadena knew this? Let's ask Michael Jacobs 

Jan 13, 2018 08:36 PM #17
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