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William Buck Dawson
William Buck  Dawson

Last College:
ISHOF

Position:
Contributor

Induction Year:
1993


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1993

Club: Ann Arbor Swim Club

College: University of Michigan (BA)

High School: Blair Academy New Jersey

Participation:

  • AAU Women's Swimming Chairman, Michigan Association (8 yrs)
  • AAU Manager of the Women's National Championship Team indoor 1961, 62, 63
  • AAU National Olympic Swimming Committee (12 yrs)
  • AAU National Hall of Fame Committee 1962
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame
    • Founded the ISHOF in 1964 and was the Executive Director until retirement in 1986
    • Broke ground for the first building 1967
    • Started the Swim-a-Thon Program in the US
    • Formed the Hall of Fame Dames (Volunteer Group at ISHOF)
    • Ft. Lauderdale bid for the Hall of Fame at the 1963 AAU Convention
  • Author of 11 Books - latest - Weissmuller to Spitz, covering all Hall of Famers during that period
  • Coached Women's Aquatic at the University of Michigan
  • Promoted Women's Water Polo at the college and club levels

Honors:

  • Inducted in the ISHOF 1986
  • Donated the Old (Pewter) Peahen Trophy to honor AAU Sr. National Championship Women's Water Polo Club Team 1961 (last awarded 1926)
  • Named ISHOF Executive Director Emeritus 1986

Personal:

  • Married spouse Rose Mary Mann Dawson. Two (2) Daughters
  • Children's Summer Camp Director - Camp AK-O-Mak, Ahmic Harbour, Ontario CAN
  • US Army Infantry 82 Air Bourne WWII
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