Charles Beaudry, Ph.D.

Inducted: 1989

Best Known For: Track & Field

Hometown: Edinburg, TX

HS: Edinburg High School

College: Marquette University


This incredible Renaissance man was a record-setting athlete who became a long-time academic star at Pan American University as well one of the greatest seniors athletes ever.

Charles Beaudry was one of the rare athletes to win a national AAU title in both the pentathlon (1946) and decathlon (1945), joining Jim Thorpe in that distinction. Beaudry, born in 1918, was a 5-time All-American competitor for Marquette University.

Later, he from the track to the classroom as a Ph.D. who led the Modern Languages program at PAU for years. While doing so, he won over 500 first-place masters/seniors awards in track and field.

At the 1980 Senior Olympics in St. Louis, he ran an 11.87 100-yard dash in the 60-64 age group to pace the field, and had run an amazing 55.9 quarter-mile in 1974, always keeping shape on the track he built at his Edinburg home.