John Huffman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameJohn Randolph•Huffman
Used nameJohn•Huffman
Born17 February 1905 in Norfolk, Virginia (USA)
Died24 December 1979 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

John Huffman competed in fencing while a student at Yale, and was one of the proponents of the NCAA starting an NCAA fencing championship. He competed in sabre for the US at the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympics. Huffman was Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) sabre champion in 1931-33 and 1937-38, and won the 3-weapon AFLA title in 1931-32, 1935-38, and 1940. He later was President of the AFLA from 1940-43.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing USA John Huffman
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p2 r2/3
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =3 p2 r1/3
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA John Huffman
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing USA John Huffman
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p5 r2/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =5

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA John Huffman
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing USA John Huffman
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 5 Judge