Clyde King (rower)

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Clyde King
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Birth nameClyde Whitlock King
BornSeptember 6, 1898 (1898-09-06)
Montezuma, Iowa, U.S.
DiedAugust 20, 1982 (1982-08-21) (aged 83)
Mill Valley, California, U.S.
Resting placeGolden Gate National Cemetery

Clyde Whitlock King (September 6, 1898 – August 20, 1982) was an American rower who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

King was born in Montezuma, Iowa.[1] In 1920, he was part of the American boat from the United States Naval Academy (USNA), which won the gold medal in the men's eight.[1]

He graduated from USNA in 1922, served during World War II and Korea, and rose to the rank of rear admiral. King died in Mill Valley, California,[1] and is buried with his wife Marjorie in Golden Gate National Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Clyde King". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 31, 2015.

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