Wilkinson, Charles

Wilkinson, (Charles Burnham) “Bud”

(1915–  ) football coach; born in Minneapolis, Minn. He coached the University of Oklahoma (1947–64) to three national titles, twelve consecutive Big Eight titles, and a National Collegiate Athletic Association record 47-game winning streak (1953–57). He headed President John F. Kennedy's Physical Fitness Program and in 1964 he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. senator from Oklahoma.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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