Mildred Langdon Stewart, who lived in West Hempstead, New York, attended Hunter College and was trained by Georgio Santelli at Salle Santelli. She was a 2-time N.I.W.F.A. Foil champion (1936 & 1937) and made the 1940 U.S. Olympic Fencing team. Due to World War II, the Olympic Games were cancelled.
We wish to thank Hunter College’s alumni relations department and George Masin for finding her photo from the 1937 Hunter yearbook.
from FACT DIGEST, August 1938
“Mildred Stewart, secretary to the dean of Hofstra College, on Long Island, claims fencing and a secretarial job go together splendidly. It gives your boss something to kid you about in the mornings.
It also, to judge by Mildred, keeps you looking as though you had just come back from a long vacation. She says there’s nothing that makes you feel more like taking the world by the horns than a good fifteen minute bout on the floor, which ends with the fifth shout of “Touche” from the referee, and then a good shower in the dressing room.”