Malcolm Webster Ford
Malcolm Webster Ford, athlete and journalist. He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Gordon Lester Ford and Emily Webster Ford (a granddaughter of Noah Webster, poet, and lifelong friend of Emily Dickinson). In his heyday during the 1880s, he was three times the American National Champion as "All Around Athlete", a competition which was the equivalent of today's decathlon. (It consisted of ten events, three of which are different from those which are run today).