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Robert Williams

Full name: Robert W. Williams, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: January 24, 1841 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 10, 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: Potomac Archers, Washington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Archery

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

In 1883, 1885 and 1902, Robert Williams won the National Championship by winning the Double York Round. He also won the Double American Round six times at the American championships. Williams can probably claim to be the only American Olympian to have fought in the Civil War. He entered the Union Army in 1861 as a private, was afterwards elected captain of Company B of the 54th Ohio Volunteers and later was promoted to colonel of the regiment. He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickasaw and Bayou. In 1899 Williams was appointed the first deputy commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, a post he held until his death. Death came as the result of pneumonia, which had bothered Williams constantly after suffering several bad war wounds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Men's Double American Round United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Men's Double York Round United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Men's Team Round Potomac Archers USA 1 Gold

Men's Double American Round

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH S
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States Final Standings 2 1904-09-19 1.2 171 991
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 60 yards 2 1904-09-19 52 276
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 50 yards 2 1904-09-19 59 311
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 40 yards 2 1904-09-19 60 404

Men's Double York Round

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH S
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States Final Standings 2 1904-09-20 2.0 191 819
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 100 yards 2 1904-09-20 78 274
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 80 yards 1 1904-09-20 73 345
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery United States 60 yards 5 1904-09-20 40 200

Men's Team Round

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TH PTS
1904 Summer 63 St. Louis Archery Potomac Archers USA Final Standings 1 1904-09-21 82 386