Hugh Foley

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Hugh Foley
Hugh Foley 1964.jpg
Foley at the 1964 European Championships[1]
Personal information
Full name Hugh Miller Foley
Born March 3, 1944 (1944-03-03) (age 75)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.[2]
Alma mater La Salle University
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club Vesper Boat Club[2]

Hugh Miller Foley (born March 3, 1944) is a retired American rower. Competing in the eights he won an Olympic gold medal in 1964 and a bronze medal at the 1965 European Championships.[3] He also won a gold in the coxed fours at the 1967 Pan American Games.[4] During his career, Foley won a total of six national titles in the fours and eights.[2]

Foley was born in Seattle, but was raised in Martin City, Montana, where his father worked as a forester and a farmer. In 1962, Foley enrolled to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles,[5] but then transferred to La Salle University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1966 in accounting. He joined the Vesper Boat Club there around 1963.[6] He remained active in rowing after retiring from competitions, and coached at Boston University in the 1970s, but later became a financial advisor in Eugene, Oregon.[2] His Olympic medal was stolen from his home in 1996, but was recovered by the police.[7]


  1. ^ Spero of U.S. Gains in European Rowing. New York Times (August 7, 1964)
  2. ^ a b c d e Hugh Foley.
  3. ^ Rudern – Europameisterschaften – Herren. Vierer o.Stm. Achter.
  4. ^ Steven Olderr (14 September 2009). The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos: A Statistical History, 1951–1999, bilingual edition / Una Historia Estadística, 1951–1999, edición bilingüe. McFarland. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-4766-0468-8.
  5. ^ Stowe, 39
  6. ^ Stowe, 41
  7. ^ Stowe, 170

Cited sources

External links

  • Hugh Foley at FISA

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