Wallace McCurdy

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWallace Macafee•McCurdy
Used nameWallace•McCurdy
Born23 October 1892 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died26 October 1970 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Wallace McCurdy was IC4A 2-mile champion in 1913 and runner-up in 1914. He competed for Penn, graduating in 1914 with a degree in economics. McCurdy was President of his graduating class at Penn. In World War I he served as a Navy lieutenant.

He became a wealthy man as an investment banker in Philadelphia for over 50 years. McCurdy was initially with Thayer, Baker, & Co in investments, but later worked with Thomson, McKinney, & Auchincloss. He was a former director of the Wellington Fund, an owner of H. T. Patterson Co. Linens, director of the Lighthouse Boys Clubs, and was a member of the Philadelphia Bond Club.

Personal Best: 2 miles – 9:39.0 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Wallace McCurdy
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h5 r1/2