Bert Williams

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert Philip "Bert"•Williams
Used nameBert•Williams
Born24 July 1908 in Hove, England (GBR)
Died10 January 1990 in Macatawa, Michigan (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 118 kg
AffiliationsChicago Yacht Club, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


The English-born Herb Williams later became an American citizen and attended DePaul and Northwestern. As helmsman at the 1956 Olympics he had Larry Low as his crew, and in winning the gold medals they beat the defending champions, Agostino Straulino and Nicolo Rode of Italy. Before his business retirement, Williams worked as an executive in the coal industry


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Bert Williams
Two Person Keelboat, Open (Olympic) Larry Low 1 Gold

Olympic family relations