Full name: August Frederick "Fred" Kammer, Jr.
Born: June 3, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 21, 1996 in Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Princeton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
Country: United States
Sport: Ice Hockey
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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.
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