William Remington

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Procter•Remington
Used nameWilliam•Remington
Born13 March 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died19 December 1963 in La Jolla, California (USA)
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


William Remington finished third at the 1900 IC4As in both the high hurdles and the long jump. In 1899 he was fourth in the IC4A 220y hurdles. He competed for Penn, graduating in 1900. He then received a divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1905. Remington then served as missionary bishop of Eastern Oregon from 1923-45, when he was appointed as suffragen bishop of Philadelphia. After his retirement he settled in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 15.8 (1900); LJ – 7.09 (23-3¼) (1898).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA William Remington
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r2/3
200 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r1/2
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 4
Standing Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
High Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC