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Alex Homberger

Full name: Alexander H. "Alex" Homberger
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Born: October 26, 1912 in Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: April 15, 2007 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: RC Zürich, Zürich (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Brother of Hans Homberger; Brother of Rudolf Homberger.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Alex Homberger was born in Switzerland and competed at the 1936 Olympics as a Swiss rower. But after earning an engineering degree at the University of Zürich, he emigrated to the United States, settling in Michigan. He worked for the Michigan Steele Company in Muskegon, Michigan in the 1940s and later settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he started the International Automation Corporation. He later married Jean Corfield Hannan, and they returned to the White Lake, Michigan area (near Muskegon). Strong supporters of the arts, after her death in 1997, their children established the Jean C. Homberger Fund to benefit the arts. A wealthy man from his companies, Alex Homberger also established the Jean C. and Alex H. Homberger Fund which provides scholarships for youths in the Muskegon area, and also benefited the arts and similar institutions, including the Muskegon Community Foundation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Switzerland SUI 6

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Final Round 7:10.6
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Round One Heat Two 6:27.2

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Final Round 7:24.3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Round One Heat Three 6:41.9

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Final Round 6:35.8
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Round One Heat Three 6:08.4
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