Ervin Acel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErvin Starhemberg•Acel
Used nameErvin•Acel
Born18 December 1888 in Kisvárda, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (HUN)
Died24 February 1958 in Poughkeepsie, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Ervin Acel was born in Hungary but earned a PhD in law at the University of Berlin before coming to the United States in 1914. Acel became an authority on immigrant labor law, but he also started and ran his own advertising agency. Acel later wrote on Eastern European politics for The New York Times and other papers. He was a member of the New York Athletic Club and was secretary of the Amateur Fencers League of America from 1945-48.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ervin Acel
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =3 p2 r1/3