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Mike Gleason

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Daniel "Mike"•Gleason
Used nameMike•Gleason
Born16 November 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died11 January 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsVesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC(s) United States


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxed Eights, Men Olympic Vesper Boat Club 1 Gold Representing United States    

Research notes

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