Edward Andrew Burke was an American hammer thrower, especially famous for carrying the flag of the United States at the Olympics in Los Angeles 1984. He was born in Ukiah, California. His best result at the Olympics was the 7th place in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He also threw in the 1968 Summer Olympics, coming in as a favorite after setting the U.S record of 235′ 11″ at the 1967 AAU Championships in Bakersfield,California,then the number two performance in history. After being (unjustly) called for a foul on his first two throws, he was so disappointed in his results that he retired from the sport following the Olympics. In 1979, he watched the World Cup on television with his daughters who had never seen dad throw.