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John Hoben

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Grey•Hoben
Used nameJohn•Hoben
Born6 May 1884 in Greenpoint, New York (USA)
Died5 July 1915 in Long Island City, New York (USA)
AffiliationsRavenswood Boat Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States


John Hoben was born in Greenpoint, Long Island but lived most of his life in Long Island City. He rowed for the Ravenswood and Seawanhaka Boat Clubs and won multiple races inn the metropolitan New York area. Hoben was a member of the 71st Regiment of the New York National Guard and was a civil engineer. At his death by pneumonia he was working as an inspector for the Public Service Commission on a new subway.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing USA John Hoben
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Joseph McLoughlin 2 Silver
Double Sculls, Intermediate, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Joseph McLoughlin 1