Walter Drumheller

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter Edwin•Drumheller
Used nameWalter•Drumheller
Born9 November 1878 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died18 May 1958 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Walter Drumheller ran for the University of Pennsylvania, but never placed at the IC4As. He graduated from Penn in 1902 with a dental degree but practiced dentistry for only a few years. He then entered the hotel business with his father. In World War I he served with the Army 28th Division. He was later elected as the first mayor of his hometown of Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Personal Bests: 440y – 51.6 (1900); 880y – 2:02.6 (1901).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Walter Drumheller
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/2
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2
800 metres, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3 h3 r1/2