William Windham (rower)

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William Windham
Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Ashe Dymoke Windham
Born (1926-04-02) 2 April 1926 (age 93)
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

William Ashe Dymoke Windham (born 2 April 1926) is a British former rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]


Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on 2 April 1926, Windham was educated at Bedford School and Christ's College, Cambridge. In 1947 and 1951 he was a member of the winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Race. He rowed for England in the Empire Games in 1950, for Great Britain in the European Rowing Championships in 1950 and 1951, winning a bronze medal in 1950 and a gold medal in 1951, and for Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[2] He was elected as a Steward of the Henley Royal Regatta in 1953, was a member of the Committee of Management of the Henley Royal Regatta between 1972 and 1994, and was High Sheriff of Powys between 1996 and 1997.[3]

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  1. ^ "- Person Page 5386". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ "William Windham Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Who's Who". ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.