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Lew Beck

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLewis William "Lew"•Beck, Jr.
Used nameLew•Beck
Born19 April 1922 in Portland, Oregon (USA)
Died3 April 1970 in Great Falls, Montana (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsPhillips 66ers, Bartlesville (USA)
NOC United States


Lew Beck played college basketball at Oregon State, but was better known as an AAU star in the 40s with the great Phillips ‘66 teams. He accomplished this after sustaining a leg injury while fighting in World War II. He never played professional basketball, instead accepting a business position with the Phillips Company. The Lew Beck Memorial Award is given at Oregon State to the basketball team’s most outstanding newcomer. Beck is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Lew Beck
Basketball, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold