Nathaniel Semple

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNathaniel Meacom•Semple
Used nameNathaniel•Semple
Born22 October 1876 in Liberty, Missouri (USA)
Died3 October 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
NOC United States


Nathaniel Semple played both singles and doubles at the 1904 Olympics. Semple graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and then earned a medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He did post-graduate study at the University of Kiel (Germany) in 1900-01 and at the Université de Paris in 1902. Semple specialized in diseases of the eye. He died quite young due to complications from diabetes.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Nathaniel Semple
Singles, Men (Olympic) =16
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =16
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =9
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Malcolm MacDonald =9
Doubles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Malcolm MacDonald =8