Patricia Galvin de la Tour d'Auvergne

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePatricia•Galvin de la Tour d'Auvergne
Used namePatricia•Galvin de la Tour d'Auvergne
Born20 March 1939 in Singapore, Singapore (SGP)
Measurements165 cm / 49 kg
AffiliationsSweet Briar College
NOC United States


Born in Singapore, Patricia Galvin was the daughter of John Galvin, an Irish-Catholic Australian of Spanish descent and a multi-millionaire who founded Eastern Mining and Metals. Patricia lived briefly in Singapore and Australia but was an American citizen who attended Sweet Briar College and competed in dressage for the United States at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. She also won a silver medal at the 1959 Pan American Games in team dressage. Between her two Olympic appearances Galvin married Prince Georges-Henri de la Tour d’Auvergne Lauragais, from a French family with a centuries old noble background. She lived in Paris at the time of her 1964 appearance, but later settled in Santa Barbara, California where she was associated with Canrise Corporation as President.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Patricia Galvin
Individual, Open (Olympic) Rath Patrick 6
1964 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Patricia de la Tour d'Auvergne
Individual, Open (Olympic) Rath Patrick 8
Team, Open (Olympic) Rath Patrick / United States 4

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