|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Michael Daniel "Mike"•Gleason|
|Born||16 November 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)|
|Died||11 January 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)|
|Affiliations||Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)|
Mike Gleason was a member of the Vesper BC eight which won the 1904 Olympics. Gleason then joined the Vesper crew when they traveled to England in 1905 and raced at the Henley Royal Regatta, where they were narrowly defeated by the Leander Club, a renowned British eight that did not compete in 1904 at St. Louis. Gleason was a long-time police officer in Philadelphia, where he was a native of the city.
|1904 Summer Olympics||Rowing||Coxed Eights, Men||Olympic||Vesper Boat Club||1||Gold||Representing United States|
Name also given as Daniel M. Gleason in newspapers. Traveled to London, England to take part of Henley regatta in June 1905. The Vesper eight crew that traveled to London was: R. C. Lockwood, D. M. Gleason, Frank A. Schell, James Flanigan, J. B. Juvenal, Henry H. Lott, Charles E. Armstrong, J. O. Exley, L. C. Abell and coach Joseph Dempsey.
Created: Taavi Kalju at January 06, 2010 10:03, Last edited: Taavi Kalju at January 06, 2010 10:03