What else Blumenthal said (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri May 21 20:39:51 UTC 2010

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Dan Goodman
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:16 PM
> Subject: What else Blumenthal said
> He's also reported to have said twice that he was captain of the
> Harvard
> swim team.  Which, according to reports, he was never a member of --
> let
> alone captain.

Another easy-to-find proof he was on the swim team:


Harvard Crimson, 3/10/1966

"In the medley relay, John Wurster, Grant Hammond, Tony Obst, and Tom
Pringle swam a 1:53.5, beating Kirkland by nearly a body-length. Walter
Keats, Tom Pringle, Jeff Dundon and anchor Richard Blumenthal did a
1:36.7--average splits of 24 plus--to win by over half the pool."

And in fact it shows that he was the anchor of the relay team, which
could have been conflated into "captain".

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