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Ben Spock

Full name: Benjamin McLane "Ben" Spock
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Born: May 2, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15, 1998 in La Jolla, California, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ben Spock ran track for one year at Yale and rowed crew for four years, but his college career pales beside his accomplishments afterwards. After college he started med school at Yale, then transferred to Columbia, where he earned his M.D. and became a pediatrician. As the author of Baby and Child Care, Dr. Spock is a name known to millions of parents in this country. The book was written while Spock practiced pediatrics in New York and sold over 25,000,000 copies. He also wrote five other books on child care. During the 60s, Dr Benjamin Spock was in the news for other reasons. He took a strong stand against nuclear proliferation and participated in several protests against military escalation in Vietnam. In 1972, Ben Spock became the first former U.S. Olympic athlete to run for the United States presidency on the People's Party ticket in 1972, but received only 78,759 votes (about 0.1%). He ran on the People’s Party ticket, espousing radical political action and severe reduction of the military but received no electoral votes. After he retired from practicing medicine, he did some occasional public speaking, usually at universities or for the benefit of peace groups.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 21 Paris Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1924 Summer 21 Paris Rowing United States USA Final 6:33.4
1924 Summer 21 Paris Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 5:51.0