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William Scott O'Connor

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Scott•O'Connor
Used nameWilliam Scott•O'Connor
Born23 May 1864 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died16 January 1939 in Manhattan, New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsFencers Club, New York (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Along with Graeme Hammond, W. Scott O’Connor co-founded the Amateur Fencers League of America in 1891, and served as its secretary from its inception until 1925. He was the first AFLA champion in foil individual in 1892 and added the épée title in 1905. A long-time member of the New York Fencers Club, he was a member of the AFLA national championship épée team in 1908. In 1940, the AFLA dedicated the new national trophy in épée individual to W. Scott O’Connor; a twin to the cup offered in honor of Graeme Hammond for sabre individual.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1904 Summer Olympics Fencing Single Sticks, Individual, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    


A date of birth of 20 July 1883 is seen, but this is impossible given that he was a national champion in 1892.