|Full name||William Danforth Mulliken|
|National team||United States|
August 27, 1939|
|Died||July 17, 2014
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg)|
|College team||Miami University|
William Danforth Mulliken (August 27, 1939 – July 17, 2014) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic champion.
Mulliken represented the United States at the 1959 Pan American Games, where he won the 200-meter breaststroke, his signature event. At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, he received a gold medal for winning the men's 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:37.4.
He founded Big Shoulders, a swim event at Ohio Street Beach in 1991 and held annually since. An avid reader, he was an active member, supporter and leader of the Caxton Club of Chicago. He also chaired the capital campaign for Miami University's Library.
His first marriage was to Julia N. Neavolls. They had two daughters and a son before the marriage ended in divorce. He later married Lorna Filippini.
- "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy– Swimming" – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 30, 2008)
- "Bill Mulliken Passes Away". MURedHawks.com - The Official Athletic Website of Miami University. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
- "William Mulliken Obituary: View William Mulliken's Obituary by Chicago Tribune". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
- Club Assistant, LLC. "Big Shoulders 5K and 2.5K - Home". Bigshouldersswim.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
- Bill Mulliken – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
- Bill Mulliken (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
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