Bernard Betke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBernard George•Betke
Used nameBernard•Betke
Born12 April 1891 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Died18 April 1975 in Beaufort, South Carolina (USA)
Measurements180 cm
AffiliationsUS Marine Corps, (USA)
NOC United States


Bernard Betke shot rapid-fire pistol at the 1924 Paris Olympics. At the time he was a gunnery sergeant in the US Marine Corps. Betke was apparently a career Marine from that time, as he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Full details cannot be found of his service record, however, on his World War I draft registration, Betke claimed an exemption from military service, based on having had a “previous bad discharge from the military” and for support of his wife and daughter. He was then a resident of Milwaukee and noted that he was not employed.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bernard Betke
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 10