Richard Stearns (sailor)

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Richard Stearns
Personal information
Full nameRichard Irving Stearns, III
BornSeptember 4, 1927 (1927-09-04) (age 92)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

Richard Irving "Dick" Stearns, III (born September 4, 1927) is an American competitive sailor and Olympic and Pan American Games medalist.

Biography[edit]

Stearns was born in Evanston, Illinois.[1] In 1963, he won a gold medal along with Robert Halperin at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sailing Ninotchka.[2][3] He also started the company Lands' End, in the Spring of 1963, with Halperin, Halperin's close friend Gary Comer, and two of Stearns' employees.[4] He won a silver medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, together with Lynn Williams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dick Stearns". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by day in Jewish sports history. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. ISBN 0-88125-969-1. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Following the Fleet". Chicago Tribune. May 5, 1963. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "American National Business Hall of Fame". Anbhf.org. Retrieved July 12, 2011.

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