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Don Hume

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDonald Bruce "Don"•Hume
Used nameDon•Hume
Born27 July 1915 in Olympia, Washington (USA)
Died16 September 2001 in Monroe, Washington (USA)
Measurements71 kg
AffiliationsWashington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Don Hume was the stroke oar for the University of Washington eight that won the 1936 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) meet and then the gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In World War II he served in the Merchant Marine, based in San Francisco. He later worked in the oil and gas industry, a career that saw him traveling much of his life. He was eventually a president of the West Coast Mining Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Don Hume
Eights, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold