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Meet Laird Sloan

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February 20th, 2017
Amarillo Terrace resident Dr. Laird Sloan holds the medals he earned as a sprinter representing his native Canada in the 1956 Olympic Games.

Amarillo Terrace resident Dr. Laird Sloan holds the medals he earned as a sprinter representing his native Canada in the 1956 Olympic Games.

Dr. Laird Sloan and his wife Jane recently moved to Amarillo Terrace, the newest residence building at Eagle’s Trace

Laird competed in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia, representing his native Canada.

“I was a sprinter competing in the 400-meter dash and the 4x400 meter relay,” says Laird, who was on an athletic scholarship at the University of Michigan at the time. “Our relay team placed fifth in the finals.”

Laird went on to earn five college degrees, culminating in his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Rice University.

He worked at the manned spacecraft center and was part of the original design team for NASA’s mission control center.

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