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William Burton

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Waldo•Burton
Used nameWilliam•Burton
Born26 November 1875 in Vicksburg, Mississippi (USA)
Died22 July 1914 in Denver, Colorado (USA)
AffiliationsLakewood Country Club, Lakewood, New Orleans (USA)
NOC United States


We know little about William Burton. He played out of the Lakewood Country Club, presumably in Louisiana. Burton did not qualify for match play at the 1904 Olympic golf tournament. He shot 103 in qualifying for the consolation flights and competed in the third flight, losing his second match.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Golf USA William Burton
Individual, Men (Olympic) AC
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =36
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =5