Frank Henry

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrank Sherman•Henry
Used nameFrank•Henry
Born15 December 1909 in Cambridge, New York (USA)
Died25 August 1989 in Chesterfield, Missouri (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3


Frank Henry was selected as a member of the 1940 Olympic team, but following their cancellation he had to wait until 1948 to make his Olympic debut. He then enjoyed a highly successful Games in London and became the only U.S. equestrian to win three medals at one Olympic Games. Henry graduated from West Point in 1933 and worked as an instructor at various military installations. During World War II he was on the War Department’s General Staff. He retired from the army as a Brigadier General.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Frank Henry
Individual, Men (Olympic) Reno Overdo 13
Team, Men (Olympic) Reno Overdo / United States 2 Silver
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) USA Frank Henry
Individual, Men (Olympic) Swing Low 2 Silver
Team, Men (Olympic) Swing Low / United States 1 Gold

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