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Bill Leushner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam David Franz "Bill"•Leushner
Used nameBill•Leushner
Born27 November 1863 in Cookstown, Ontario (CAN)
Died25 October 1935 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Bill Leushner was a native Canadian, but moved to Buffalo, New York, when he was 16, and at 19, joined the National Guard 74th Regiment. A Sergeant at the 1908 Olympics, he had a 50-year career with the New York National Guard and Army Reserve, and rose to become a Lieutenant Colonel. He served mostly in the Buffalo area and for 16 years was superintendent and armorer of the 174th Armory in Buffalo, New York. He also fought as an enlisted man in the Mexican border dispute of 1914 with the First Regiment. During World War I, he had been promoted to Captain and was a shooting instructor at Camp Parry, and served a year in Koblenz, Germany with the American Army of Occupation. As a shooter, he won the National Rifle Association’s Members Trophy three times (1901, 1903, 1908).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill Leushner
Free Rifle, 1,000 yards, Men (Olympic) =11
Military Rifle, 200/500/600/800/900/1,000 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill Leushner
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 24
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 9
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 15