Jed Graef

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Jed Graef
Personal information
Full name Jed Richard Graef
Nationality  United States
Born (1942-05-01) May 1, 1942 (age 72)
Montclair, New Jersey
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club New Jersey Swim Association
College team Princeton University

Jed Richard Graef (born May 1, 1942) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He was captain of the Princeton University swim team in 1964.[1] Graef won the gold medal in the men's 200-meter backstroke at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[2]

He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1988.

Graef currently works at MRI Software as the Affordable Housing Compliance Manager.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bric-a-Brac (Princeton University). 1964. p. 164. 
  2. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Swimming" (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)
  3. ^ "MRI's Gold Medal: Jed Graef, Affordable Housing Compliance Manager" (Retrieved on January 28, 2013)

External links[edit]

  • Jed Graef – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Jed Graef (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame