Bill Orthwein

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Bill Orthwein
Personal information
Full name William Robert Orthwein
Nickname(s) "Bill"
National team  United States
Born (1881-10-16)October 16, 1881
Died October 2, 1955(1955-10-02) (aged 73)
St. Louis, Missouri
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle, water polo
Club Missouri Athletic Club
College team Yale University

William Robert Orthwein (October 16, 1881 – October 2, 1955) was an American freestyle and backstroke swimmer and water polo player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.

In the 1904 Olympics he won a bronze medals as a member of American 4x50-yard freestyle relay team and as a member of the Missouri Athletic Club water polo team. He also finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.

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  • Bill Orthwein – Olympic athlete profile at