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Harlow Rothert

Born: Apr 1, 1908

Death: Aug 13, 1997

Nationality: United States

Harlow Rothert

Date of Birth : Apr 1, 1908
Date of Death : Aug 13, 1997

Harlow Rothert was an American athlete who competed mainly in the shot put. Rothert attended Stanford University, where he competed in basketball, football, and track and field. He was named first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference in basketball in 1929. He won the NCAA shot put title three times, and set a world record for the event in 1930. He competed for the United States in the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics; in the 1932 games, held in Los Angeles, he won the silver medal for the shot put. Rothert earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford in 1930, and a law degree, also from Stanford, in 1937. He practiced law in San Francisco, and taught at Stanford Law School and Hastings College of Law. During World War II, he spent two years in the Marine Corps. In 1996, he was invited to carry the Olympic Torch.

Also known as

  • Harlow Phelps Rothert
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