Joe Lawless

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Thomas "Joe"•Lawless
Used nameJoe•Lawless
Born23 March 1890 in Waltham, Massachusetts (USA)
Died18 February 1923 in Waltham, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements173 cm
AffiliationsMassachusetts National Guard
NOC United States


Joseph Lawless was a member of the 5th Massachusetts National Guard, for whom he commanded Company I of the 181st Regiment, when he competed at the 1920 Olympics. He shot at the Wakefield Range. Lawless served in World War I, and was on the AEF Rifle Team during the war. He died quite young from pneumonia.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Joe Lawless
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) =8