Edward Moore (rower)

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Edward "Ed" Peerman Moore (born October 20, 1897 in Ringgold , Virginia , † February 9, 1968 in Middleburg , Virginia) was an American rower who rose to the rank of Rear Admiral in World War II .

Moore did not begin rowing until the Olympic year 1920 and in the spring of 1920 was a member of the junior eighth of the United States Naval Academy . Only before the Henley Royal Regatta did he move up to the first eight 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 1921 Moore graduated from the Academy and began his military career in the Navy . During World War II he was chief of staff at the commander of the Pacific Task Force. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and two Presidential Unit Citations . In 1945 Moore left the Navy as a rear admiral .

Web links

  • Ed Moore in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )