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John Neely

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Crosby•Neely
Used nameJohn•Neely
Born26 May 1872 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died22 March 1941 in New York, New York (USA)
NOC United States


John Neely attended Princeton, graduating in 1894, and attended graduate school in engineering there, during which time he became the University tennis champion in 1897. In 1898, he placed second in the IC4A tennis championship. He later became an engineer in Chicago with the South Side Elevated Railway, then the Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Co., and with the Arnold Co. He was then editor of the Society of Automotive Engineers in New York, and was associated there with LaBranche & Co. Neely later went into banking for a time, and then became manager of the retail department for Wright & Ditson sporting goods company. He was also secretary of the Western Lawn Tennis Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Tennis USA John Neely
Singles, Men (Olympic) =5
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =3
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Joe Cunningham DNS