Full name: Ralph Kenneth Purchase
Born: July 11, 1916 in Newport, Washington, United States
Died: January 11, 2000 in Sun City West, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Ralph Purchase was the coxswain for the Cal/Berkeley eight at the 1948 Olympics. Though Cal had had an indifferent season, losing twice to Washington during the year, they defeated the Huskies in the semi-finals of the Olympic Trials and won the gold medal in London without losing a race. Purchase later became a high-ranking executive with the Zellerbach Corp.
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