William Blaikie, American lawyer, author, athlete.
Blaikie, William was born on May 24, 1843 in York, New York, United States. Son of Review Doctor Alexander and Nancy (King) Blaikie.
Graduate Boston Latin School, 1862 (captain of its winning football team). Graduated from Harvard, 1866 (stroke oar Harvard University crew, 1866, defeating Yale). Graduate (one of two honor men) Harvard Law School, 1868.
2d, Rebecca Wynne Scott, October 6, 1891. At 17 (weighing 133 lbs.) lifted 1,019 lbs. with hands alone. Walked Boston to New York, 225 miles, in 4½ days, which was, for 10 years, amateur long distance outdoor walking record.
As secretary-treasurer accompanied Harvard crew to England. Founded Intercollegiate Athletic Games of America, 1873. Pardon clerk United States Attorney-General’s office, 1869-1870.
Assistant office United States District Attorney, New York, 1870-1872. Established practice New New York Author: How to Get Strong and How to Stay So. Sound Bodies for Our Boys and Girls.