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Herman Whiton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHerman Frasch•Whiton
Used nameHerman•Whiton
Nick/petnamesSwede
Born6 April 1904 in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Died6 September 1967 in New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsSeawanhaka Corinthian YC, Oyster Bay (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Swede Whiton graduated from Princeton in 1926 and later did postgraduate work at Harvard and Columbia’s department of geology. He was president of the Union Sulphur & Oil Corp. and was generous in assisting those less well placed financially to take up the sport of sailing. On one occasion he purchased eight boats to endow a series of nautical summer courses.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Herman Whiton
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Frieda 6
1948 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Herman Whiton
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Llanoria 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Herman Whiton
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Llanoria 1 Gold

Olympic family relations