Allen West

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAllen Tarwater•West
Used nameAllen•West
Born2 August 1872 in Mobile, Alabama (USA)
Died31 August 1952 in Watch Hill, Rhode Island (USA)
NOC United States


Allen West partnered Joseph Wear in the 1904 men’s doubles and together they made it to the semi-finals before losing. This was West’s most notable achievement in tennis. West was much better known as a golfer and in 1922 he won the prestigious Broadmoor Invitational in Colorado. Like many of the other tennis players in 1904, West’s career was as a stock broker in St. Louis.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Allen West
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Joseph Wear =3 Bronze
Doubles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Joseph Wear =5