posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 06:01 PM
New Haven, CT (Sports Network) - James Stillman Rockefeller, the oldest-known U.S. Olympic medal winner, died Tuesday. He was 102.
According to a USOC spokeswoman, records of the U.S. Olympic Committee display that Rockefeller was the oldest American winner.
He was the captain of Yale University's prestigious eight-man rowing team with coxswain that captured gold at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
That team beat the Canadian team by less than 16 seconds.
Rockefeller, who was born on June 8, 1902, graduated from Yale in 1924 and served in the Airborne Command during World War II.