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Robert Farnan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert E.•Farnan
Used nameRobert•Farnan
Born11 June 1877 in New York, New York (USA)
Died10 January 1939 in New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsSeawanhaka Boat Club, New York (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Robert Farnam was from Brooklyn and rowed for the Seawanhaka Boat Club at the 1904 Olympics. In 1905, he and Olympic partner, Joe Ryan, added a national title in the fours, recruiting Joseph McLoughlin from the Ravenswood BC to join them. McLoughlin had rowed on the boat which finished second in 1904 to Farnam and Ryan.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Olympic Joseph Ryan 1 Gold USA Robert Farnan
  Coxless Pairs, Intermediate , Men Olympic (non-medal) Joseph Ryan 1