William Porter

1926 - 2000

William Porter

William "Bill" Franklin Porter III (March 24, 1926 – March 10, 2000) was an American track and field athlete, gold medal winner of the 110-meter hurdles at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Born in Jackson, Michigan, Porter attended the Jackson High School, but did not compete in any sport there. He took up hurdle running while attending The Hill School in Pennsylvania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Porter has received more than 17,398 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 261st most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, William Porter ranks 262 out of 2,090Before him are Karl Hein, Bevil Rudd, Launceston Elliot, Martin Lundström, Gustaf Söderström, and Terry Fox. After him are Xenia Stad-de Jong, Harri Larva, Henry Eriksson, Mykola Avilov, Oscar Pistorius, and Tommy Hampson.

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Among people born in 1926, William Porter ranks 229Before him are Lev Dyomin, Andy Griffith, Allan Sandage, Bob Benny, Ljubiša Spajić, and Hans-Jochen Vogel. After him are William Wakefield Baum, Moshe Sanbar, Hans Günter Winkler, Christine Jorgensen, Anneliese Rothenberger, and Héctor Vilches. Among people deceased in 2000, William Porter ranks 151Before him are Jacqueline Auriol, Enric Valor i Vives, Jack Nitzsche, Dorino Serafini, Piero Pasinati, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. After him are Henry Eriksson, Spyridon Belokas, Gus Hall, Antonio Buero Vallejo, Henck Arron, and Johannes Virolainen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Porter ranks 4,426 out of 12,171Before him are Maxwell Anderson (1888), Shemar Moore (1970), Irving Wallace (1916), Brad Harris (1933), Kevin Schwantz (1964), and Shawn Crahan (1969). After him are Vernon A. Walters (1917), Jonathan Pollard (1954), Dick Wolf (1946), Vincent Gallo (1961), Sandy Koufax (1935), and Tatum O'Neal (1963).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, William Porter ranks 58Before him are Oliver Kirk (1884), Francis Lane (1874), Samuel Jones (1880), Bob King (1906), Edward Cook (1888), and Jean Shiley (1911). After him are Charles Bacon (1885), Lillian Copeland (1904), Jay Cutler (1973), Johnny Hayes (1886), Mel Sheppard (1883), and Henry Carr (1941).