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Herbert Sumney

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert Clayton•Sumney
Used nameHerbert•Sumney
Born11 March 1870 in Malta, Illinois (USA)
Died21 November 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska (USA)
AffiliationsOmaha Country Club, Omaha (USA)
NOC United States


Herbert Sumney represented the Omaha Country Club at the 1904 Olympics. In 1907 Sumney won the Nebraska Amateur Championship. He studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and then did post-graduate study abroad. Sumney practiced urology in Omaha for over 40 years. He was an enthusiastic big-game hunter who often went to Canada to hunt moose and caribou.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Golf USA Herbert Sumney
Individual, Men (Olympic) AC
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =10
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =5