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Fred Sheffield

Full name: Frederick "Fred" Sheffield
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: February 26, 1902 in New York, New York, United States
Died: May 8, 1971 in Wilton, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Fred Sheffield played freshman football at Yale, but crew was his only varsity sport. He obviously did well, making the varsity eight that won the 1924 gold medal. Sheffield graduated from Yale in 1924 and then went on to Yale Law School, finishing that in 1927. Sheffield became a very famous corporation lawyer in New York and a partner in his own firm. He was known for his philanthropic pursuits and served from 1966 until 1971 as board chairman of the Carnegie Corporation. He also served as U.S. Commissioner to the 1940 New York World’s Fair.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1924 Summer 22 Paris Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:33.4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 5:51.0
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