Charles Dieges

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameCharles J.•Dieges
Used nameCharles•Dieges
Born26 October 1865 in New York, New York (USA)
Died14 September 1953 in Jamaica, New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Charles Dieges competed for the New York Athletic Club, mostly as a weight thrower, although he competed in the tug-of-war at the 1904 Olympics. He was a partner in the company Dieges and Clust, which manufactured trophies, medals, class rings, and pins. Dieges was a veteran of World War I. He joined the 22nd Regiment, New York Engineers of the New York National Guard in 1902 and remained with them until he was mustered into service as a 2nd lieutenant in 1916.

Dieges was named an associate life member of the American Numismatic Society in 1910. His company, Dieges and Clust, produced many prominent medals and trophies, including the Heisman Trophy (1935-79), the 1904 Olympic medals, Eagle Scout medals from 1916-20, the Spanish-American War Medals, the Congressional Medal of Honour, and the Titanic-Carpathia Medals. Among other items they made were Major League Baseball’s Most Valuable Player Awards and Lou Gehrig’s farewell plaque, as well the PGA Champions trophy, the Wanamaker Trophy, and the NY Police Department’s Martin J. Sheridan Medal for Valor. The company was sold to Herff Jones on 1 January 1980.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War USA Charles Dieges
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 4
Athletics USA Charles Dieges
56-pound Weight Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS