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Bill Havens

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Dodge "Bill"•Havens, Jr.
Used nameBill•Havens
Born29 January 1919 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Died5 May 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia (USA)
AffiliationsWashington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Bill Havens attended George Washington University where he competed in football, boxing, track, swimming, and wrestling. He attempted to make the 1936 Olympic team in canoeing but just missed qualifying. In World War II he served in the US Army Air Corps as a radio operator on C47 aircraft and left the military as a sergeant. After the war he worked for many years as an elementary school teacher and later as a school principal. Havens retired to Manteo, North Carolina, and competed in canoeing at Senior Olympics and World Master Games into his 80s. Bill Havens was the brother of Frank Havens.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Bill Havens
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 5

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