Rocky Mount, N.C.

McGee posted an impressive record of 135 wins against only two losses. McGee was extended an invitation to try out for the 1948 U.S. Olympic team in Boston but an operation to repair a ruptured disc in his back kept him from competing in the tryout. McGee was a four-yea r boxer at Hamlet (N.C.) High School. He fought in the Charlotte and Greensboro Golden Gloves in 1941. McGee was drafted in 1942 and boxed with the Special Services for nine months, winning the Southwest Pacific Championship. McGee boxed for the University of North Carolina in 1946 and 1947 and fought in the Sugar Bowl against Syracuse University. In 1948 he competed in Golden Glove tournaments in Durham, Dunn, Raleigh, and Charlotte. He won the High Point, N.C. Golden Gloves while working with Southern Bell Telephone Company and he also served an unexpired term in the North Carolina Legislature.

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