Oliver MacDonald

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Oliver•MacDonald
Used nameOliver•MacDonald
Born20 February 1904 in Paterson, New Jersey (USA)
Died14 April 1973 in Flemington, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Oliver MacDonald, a freshman at Penn, finished fourth at the 1924 Olympic Trials and was selected as a member of the 4 x 400m relay team for the Paris Olympics. He ran the third leg as the U.S. posted a world record of 3:16.0 in the final. MacDonald earned a D.D.S. degree from Penn in 1927 and returned to his native Paterson to practice dentistry. In 1959, he closed his practice, moved to Flemington, New Jersey and started a real estate brokerage.

Personal Best: 400 - 48.5e (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Oliver MacDonald
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold