William Stowe, American rower, Died at 75


William Arthur “Bill” Stowe was born on March 23, 1940, in Oak Park, Illinois and died on February 8, 2016.

He was an American rower.

Among his many rowing accomplishments, William stroked the U.S. men’s eight in the 1964 Summer Olympics to a gold medal.

William Stowe received education from Kent School in 1958 and Cornell University, class of 1962.

Mr.Stowe was the crew coach of Columbia University from 1967 to 1971 when he went to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to start the rowing program there.

William Stowe was also the “color” commentator for ABC during the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games.

Stowe wrote of his eight’s experience in the1964 Summer Olympics in the book All Together (2005)

During his final years, William resided at the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, New York.

William Stowe passed away at 75 yrs old.