h. j. 'june' van gundy
Born in 1910 in Normal, Illinois, June Van Gundy's association with the sport began in 1943, when he became assistant to the president of the Du Quoin State Fair. During this time, he was also named secretary to the Hambletonian Society, a position he held until his death. Van Gundy's many activities included the positions of business manager of The Horseman And Fair World magazine, manager of Tattersalls Corp., as well as serving as presiding judge, state steward and racing secretary at a number of tracks. Four months before his death, he became associated with the Visumatic Timer Corporation's horse division. June Van Gundy died in California in 1963.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals