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Fred Kammer, Jr.

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAugust Frederick "Fred"•Kammer, Jr.
Used nameFred•Kammer, Jr.
Born3 June 1912 in Brooklyn, New York (USA)
Died21 February 1996 in Hobe Sound, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsPrinceton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

A 1934 graduate of Princeton, Fred Kammer played hockey (all four years), baseball (all four years), and golf (two years). He is known as one of Princeton’s greatest right wings ever After the 1936 Olympics, although he continued to play amateur hockey with the St. Nick Hockey Club, he became best known as a golfer. Kammer became one of the top amateur golfers in the United States. He played in the United States’ Amateur championship for the first time in 1935 and last appeared in it in 1960 – an impressive span of 25 years. His best finish in that event came in 1946 when he lost in the semi-finals to Smiley Quick, after defeating future pro great, Cary Middlecoff, in the quarterfinals. In 1947 Kammer was honored by being selected to play on the U.S. Walker Cup squad which played Great Britain at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. As a businessman Kammer was also very successful. He was a top executive with an electrical equipment manufacturing firm, which supplied most of the electrical systems to the Ford Motor Co.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic United States 3 Bronze Representing United States    

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