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James Hewson

Full name: James Edward Hewson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: March 15, 1918 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 17, 1978 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Affiliations: St. Francis Xavier Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


James Hewson won six AAU titles as a distance walker between 1955 and 1958. In addition to competing as a walker at the 1956 Olympics, he won a silver medal as a rower in the coxless fours at the 1955 Pan American Games, a very unusual combination of sports. Hewson competed as an oarsman despite weighing only about 65 kg. (143 lbs.). He represented the St. Francis Xavier AC in athletics and the West Side Rowing Club. He was later murdered.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-39:16 (1956); 50kmW – 4-43:30 (1958).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk United States USA 17

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Standings 17 1-46:24.8
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