Karl Frederick

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarl Telford•Frederick
Used nameKarl•Frederick
Born2 February 1881 in Chateaugay, New York (USA)
Died11 February 1963 in Port Chester, New York (USA)
Measurements183 cm
AffiliationsNew York National Guard
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3


Besides his competitive accomplishments at the 1920 Olympics, Karl Frederick captained the U.S. Olympic shooting team in 1948. He later became president of the National Rifle Association and a vice-president of the U.S. Revolver Association. Frederick attended Princeton, graduating in 1903, and then entered Harvard Law School, from which he earned an LL.B. in 1908. He made his career as a practicing lawyer in New York City for many years. He was also active in environmental causes, serving as chairman and president of the New York State Conservation Council and as a senior board member and Vice-Chairman of the executive committee of the American Forestry Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Karl Frederick
Military Pistol, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
Military Pistol, 30 metres, Men (Olympic) AC

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