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Lawrence Herkimer

American cheerleading administrator


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Lawrence Russell Herkimer was an American innovator in the field of cheerleading. He created the Herkie cheerleading jump, which was named after him, and received a patent for the pom-pom. Herkimer described his contribution to the field as taking it "from the raccoon coat and pennant to greater heights".

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Southern Methodist University

Private university in Dallas, Texas, United States