The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Sargent, Dudley Allen
SARGENT, Dudley Allen, American educator, lecturer and director of physical training: b. Belfast, Me., 28 Sept. 1849. In 1875 he was graduated at Bowdoin College and in 1878 received the degree of M.D. at Yale University. From 1879 he was director of the Hemenway Gymnasium at Harvard University and from 1879 to 1889 was assistant professor of physical training at Harvard. In 1881-1916 he was director of the Normal School of Physical Training at Cambridge, Mass., and since 1916 has been president of its successor — the Sargent School for Physical Education. In 1907-16, Dr. Sargent was president of the Health Education League. He is the inventor of modern gymnasium apparatus, of the Sargent Anthropometric charts, and has published ‘Universal Test for Strength, Speed and Endurance’ (1902); ‘Health, Strength and Power’ (1904); ‘Physical Education’ (1906); also numerous articles and papers on physical education.