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Douglas Turner

Full name: Douglas Laird Turner
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Rowing


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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 4 h2 r3/4

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
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
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