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William Russell

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
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(s) United States


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic =10 p1 r3/4 Representing United States    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic United States 6
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic United States 3 p1 r3/4 Representing United States