Full name: William A. "Bill" Libbey, III
Born: March 27, 1855 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 6, 1927 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
At 57 years, Bill Libbey is one of the older Americans to have won a medal in the Olympics, which he did in his only event in 1912. However, he gained more famy as a geography professor at Princeton University. Appropriately, he was the first to climb Mt. Princeton, and he participated in many expeditions, including two to the Arctic lead by Robert Peary. A 1888 expedition to Alaska lead to a glacier on Mt. St. Elias being named after him; his oceanographic work on the Gulfstream was honored with the Libbey Deep off New England. Libbey was a lieutenant colonel in the New Jersey National Guard and served the U.S. Olympic shooters as adjutant in 1912 and liaison officer in 1920. He was the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) during his presence in Antwerp.
|1912 Summer||57||Stockholm||Shooting||Men's Running Target, Single Shot, Team||United States||USA||2||Silver|