Donald Beer

Donald A. E. Beer (May 31, 1935 – January 25, 1997) was an American competition rower from Massachusetts, and Olympic champion.

Donald Beer
Medal record
Men’s rowing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Eight

He received a gold medal in eights with the American rowing team at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.[1] The eight rowers were Yale undergraduates. Beer was a member of the Class of 1957 and graduated from Harvard Business School in 1959.[2]


  1. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Rowing" Archived 2007-12-08 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on May 15, 2008)
  2. ^ "Donald Beer, 61; Won Olympic Gold in Rowing". The New York Times. 27 January 1997.

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