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Fitzhugh Townsend

Full name: Samuel George Fitzhugh Townsend
Gender: Male
Born: April 1872 in New York, New York, United States
Died: December 11, 1906 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Fitzhugh Townsend is best remembered as the co-founder and first champion, in 1894, of the Intercollegiate Fencing Association (IFA). He repeated as champion in 1896. After college, Townsend represented the New York Fencers Club and won the AFLA national championship in foil individual in 1900 and 1903. Townsend was an electrical engineering instructor at Columbia from 1897 until his death in 1906 from typhoid fever He was the co-author, with Prof. George F Sever, of Laboratory and Factory Tests in Electrical Engineering. Townsend was the inventor of an improved railway signal device, involving a number of ingenious features, that was under consideration by the New York Central and other railroads at the time of his death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer St. Louis Fencing Men's Foil, Individual United States USA 3 p1 r1/2
1904 Summer St. Louis Fencing Men's Foil, Team United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer St. Louis Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 5

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1904 Summer St. Louis Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 3 1904-09-07 2 2

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TBW/TD
1904 Summer St. Louis Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout A 2 1904-09-08 MIX 7, USA 2 2

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result