Sam Ewing

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSamuel Evans "Sam"•Ewing, Jr.
Used nameSam•Ewing
Born27 July 1906 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died6 April 1981 in Delray Beach, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsMerion Cricket Club, Haverford (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Sam Ewing was from Philadelphia and a member of the Merion Cricket Club in 1932 when he played fullback for the Olympic field hockey team. Ewing was a Princeton graduate, class of ‘27, who later attended Penn Law School, but was an accomplished all-round athlete. He was a well-known soccer, tennis and squash player on the East Coast and while at Princeton he quarterbacked the football team for two years, as well as playing on the tennis team for four years and the basketball team for one year. Ewing practiced law until the outbreak of World War II, at which time he enlisted as a private. He eventually rose to the rank of major and received five campaign stars and the Bronze Star medal for his service. After the war, Ewing became associated with RCA, with whom he remained as an executive for many years. He also became influential in Philadelphia politics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Hockey USA Sam Ewing
Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Hockey USA Sam Ewing
Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States =10