Full name: Robert Grandison "Bob" Leavitt
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 20, 1883 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 22, 1954 in Hanson, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Williams College, Williamstown (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Bob Leavitt attended Williams, but withdrew after his sophomore year and never graduated. While at Williams, he tied the college record of 15.8 for the 120y hurdles in May 1905, and although he failed to approach this time at the Athens Olympics, he succeeded in winning a close and exciting final. After college, Leavitt initially joined New England Tel & Tel in Boston, but later worked for many years as treasurer of the Brighton Cooperative Bank.
Personal Bests: 110H – 15.8 (1903).
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