Full name: Douglas Laird Turner
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: January 5, 1932 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Affiliations: West Side Rowing Club, Buffalo (USA)
Country: United States
Douglas Turner rowed for Brown University, graduating in 1954, although he later took graduate journalism courses at Stanford on a Ford Foundation Grant. As a rower he represented the West Side Rowing Club of Buffalo, and won three championships at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, winning the middleweight eights in 1951, the heavyweight coxed fours in 1954, and the senior heavyweight eights in 1956. After college Turner was in the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps from 1955-57.
After his military service Turner started working in journalism for the Buffalo Courier Express, serving as their financial editor, city editor, executive editor and Washington bureau chief in a career from 1957-82 with that paper. He then joined the Buffalo News, for whom he was the Washington bureau chief from 1982-2007 and then became a columnist for the paper. Turner has been a member of the American Association of Newspaper Editors, the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, a governor of the National Press Club, and a member of the Gridiron Club and Foundation.
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Rowing||Men's Coxed Fours||United States||USA||4 h2 r3/4|
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Rowing||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||8:24.3|
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Rowing||United States||USA||Round One||Heat Three||7:01.8|