Fred Semple

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick Humphrey "Fred"•Semple
Used nameFred•Semple
Born24 December 1872 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Died21 December 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
AffiliationsSt. Louis Field Club, St. Louis (USA)
NOC United States


In addition to golf, Fred Semple also played in the 1904 Olympic tennis tournament. He played on the second-place team in the Olympic golf event and also qualified for the individual match play although he lost in round one to Mason Phelps. He played both singles and doubles in the Olympic tennis competition, defeating his doubles partner, George Stadel, in the first round of the singles before losing in round two. He and Stadel lost in the first round of the doubles. Semple was a well-known stock broker in St. Louis who founded his own company Semple, Jacobs & Co., and later became President of the St. Louis Stock Exchange.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Golf USA Fred Semple
Individual, Men (Olympic) =17
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =29
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
Team, Men (Olympic) Trans-Mississippi Golf Association 2 Silver
Team, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Trans-Mississippi Golf Association 1
Tennis USA Fred Semple
Doubles, Men (Olympic) George Stadel =9