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Fred Kingsbury

Full name: Frederick John "Fred" Kingsbury, IV
Gender: Male
Born: May 20, 1927 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Died: October 7, 2011 in Guilford, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Son of Howard Kingsbury.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Fred Kingsbury went to Yale, graduating in 1950 with a degree in engineering. He continued on at the New Haven school to take a master's degree in engineering and returned there in the late 60s to receive a doctorate in electrical engineering. As a rower, his two biggest moments came in 1948 when he was on the Yale four that won the National Championship and went on to take the bronze medal at London.

After college graduation Kingsbury worked at the Naval Underwater Sound Laboratory in New London, which later became the Naval Underwater Systems Center, leading the department of sonar technology, remaining there until his retirement at age 65. In civic affairs, Kingsbury served on both the Planning and Zoning Commission of Guilford and the Planning and Zoning Committee of the Sachem's Head Association.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing Men's Coxless Fours United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:47.7
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Three 7:42.2
1948 Summer 21 London Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:43.8
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