William Stevenson (athlete)
William Edwards Stevenson (October 25, 1900 - April 2, 1985) was an American track and field athlete, lawyer and diplomat, who won the gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics and later served as president of Oberlin College.
At the Paris Olympics, Stevenson ran the last leg in the American 4x400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.16.0. His teammates were Commodore Cochran, Alan Helffrich and Oliver MacDonald.
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