|Birthname||Donald Ray Lash|
|born on||15 August 1912 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Bluffton, Indiana, 40n44, 85w10|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°13' 28°55 Asc. 23°11'|
American long-distance runner who won 12 national titles from 1934 to 1940, including seven consecutive men's national cross-country championships, and who set a world's record for the two-mile run in 1936.
Having married Margaret Mendenhall in 1938, Lash began a law-enforcement career with the Indiana State Police, then became an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1941. He retired from the FBI in 1962 to become a regional director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and appeared frequently as a motivational speaker.
In 1973, he opened a real estate business in Rockville, Indiana. He also was elected to five terms (1973–1982) as a Republican member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, serving Fountain, Montgomery and Parke counties.
Lash died of spinal cancer at a hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 19 September 1994, aged 82.
- Relationship : Marriage 1938 (Margaret Mendenhall)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana Archives.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Spinal)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Spinal cancer)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
- Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate
- Vocation : Education : Public speaker
- Vocation : Law : FBI (Agent)
- Vocation : Law : Police
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Republican)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office
- Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Long-distance runner)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (World record)