- ALTON ELIASON *
Connecticut resident instrumental in organizing and promoting Olympic WL in that state and beyond, in form of inter-state competitions within New England region. Chairman for CT Weightlifting 1940-’52. Sponsored and helped officiate most of the contests in CT during this period, as well as annual picnics and exhibitions related to strength and health fields. He published a newsletter for the CT WL community. Because he derived some income from his exhibitions and product promotions, AAU rules prohibited him from competing as an amateur weightlifter.