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William Russell

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Hamilton•Russell
Used nameWilliam•Russell
Born18 January 1896 in New York, New York (USA)
Died18 October 1958 in Glen Cove, New York (USA)
AffiliationsBoston AA, Boston (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

William Russell graduated from Harvard and also studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris. He later became an architect, primarily with the firm which he started, Russell & Clinton. Russell was US Champion with the épée in 1916, 1919, and 1925, and was on the winning team épée at the US Championships in 1920 and 1925. He donated the Russell Challenge Trophy for fencing, which is held in Belgium.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing USA William Russell
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =10 p1 r3/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 6
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing USA William Russell
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 p1 r3/4

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing USA William Russell
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 8 Judge
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Pool 1 Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool France — Belgium Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool France — Hungary Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals France — Argentina Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals France — Denmark Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals France — United States Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Denmark — United States Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 France — Spain Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Hungary — Spain Judge
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool France — Italy Judge
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 2 Judge
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing USA William Russell
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals France — Argentina Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Great Britain — Canada Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 United States — Norway Judge