Clyde King

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Clyde Whitlock King (born September 6, 1898 in Montezuma , Poweshiek County , Iowa , † August 20, 1982 in Mill Valley , California ) was an American rower and later military.

King was next to the studies at the United States Naval Academy in American football running team of Navy. Because of his strength values ​​he was also used in the rowing team, within a year he was promoted to batsman in the eighth of the Academy. This figure eight represented the United States at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp . The eighth won in the preliminary round with a lead of sixteen seconds against the Belgian team, in the semi-finals the Americans prevailed against the French crew with eighteen seconds. With a narrow margin of 0.8 seconds, the crew won the final ahead of the British eighth. In 1922, King left the Navy.

In World War II he returned to the United States Navy and was also active in the Korean War . In 1958 he left the Navy as a rear admiral and then worked in the glass trade. In addition, he was active in numerous clubs and organizations for sport.

Clyde King is buried with his wife in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno .

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