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hotel and investment executive

William Thayer Tutt, American hotel and investment executive. Decorated Legion of Merit, Officer dans l'Ordre du Merite Touristique French Government, Olympic Order; Grand Insignia for Merits for Republic Austria; named to National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Colorado Sports Hall Fame, United States Hockey Hall Fame, Canada Hockey Hall of Fame, Colorado Golf Hall of Fame; recipient American Academy Achievement Golden Plate award.


Tutt, William Thayer was born on March 2, 1912 in Coronado, California, United States. Son of Charles L. and Eleanor (Armit) Tutt.


Student, Denver University Business School, business college.


William married Margaret Bradford Timmons (born February 13, 1909, died June 2, 1988 at Colorado Springs) on November 4, 1932. Tutt was instrumental in bring the first NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships to the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He would also help bring the Soviet Union's ice hockey team to the United States for the first time in 1959.

From 1966 to 1969, he was president of the International Ice Hockey Federation. In the 1970s, when word got out that the United States Olympic Committee was looking for a newer, more modern home, he helped convince the committee to move to Colorado Springs. Also in the 1970s, Tutt was instrumental in bringing the United States Figure Skating Association headquarters to Colorado Springs as he arranged the purchase and transfer of the land for the new building.

He also helped to bring the World Figure Skating Championships to the Broadmoor. Tutt was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978. He was also elected to the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.


  • Later he married former figure skating champion Yvonne Sherman.


Honorary director Mountain States Telephone & Telephone Сompany, Broadmoor Hotel. Chairman board Air Force Academy Foundation, Sunnyrest Sanatorium. Trustee El Pomar Foundation.

Trustee emeritus Lovelace Foundation. Board directors, executive committee United States Olympic Committee Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member International Ice Hockey Federation (1st vice president, honorary president), Amateur Hockey Association United States (president emeritus, director).

Clubs: Broadmoor Golf (president, director), Cheyenne Mountain Country, Garden of the Gods, Cooking Club (president, trustee), Wigwam, Country Club of Colorado.


Married Yvonne S. McGowan, January 6, 1978. 1 child, Margaret Eleanor (Mistress McColl.).

Charles L. Tutt

Eleanor (Armit) Tutt

Yvonne S. McGowan

Margaret Eleanor Tutt (Mistress McColl.)