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Michael L. Sheaffer is a freelancer, online editor, author, and national training instructor.
It is no accident that he is the one to offer all the facts about Jim Thorpe in his riveting book entitled “A Hearing for Jim Thorpe, an Exercise in Frustration.” Michael grew up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and feels closely assimilated to the memoirs of this famous athlete, his childhood hero.
In 1969, Mr. Sheaffer was appointed to chair a committee called “Project Jim Thorpe.” The goal of this international organization was to have Jim Thorpe reinstated as the winner of the 1912 Olympic Pentathlon and Decathlon event. Michael spent years researching and gathering the facts revolving around the unfortunate situation with Jim Thorpe, as part of "Project Jim Thorpe".
Mr. Sheaffer is retired and currently lives with his wife, Angela, in Alpharetta, Georgia.