William Howard FRITZ

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1892
Olympic Results

Biography

William Howard FRITZ

After prepping at Haverford School, Bill Fritz competed for Cornell as a pole vaulter, but he was best known there as a football player, where he captained the team. He received 12 varsity letters at Cornell in track, football, gymnastics, and baseball. Fritz was approached to play pro football by the Chicago Bears but entered the Army instead. In World War I Fritz was a captain who served in France with Field Artillery. He then took over the family business, William Howard Fritz Lumber Company, which had opened in 1863. He also owned a wholesale business in Philadelphia as a broker selling railroad cars of white pine to lumber companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Ohio. Fritz led the family lumber company until his death, when it was taken over by his sons. The company still existed as of 2015.

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Stockholm 1912

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