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Charley McIlvaine

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Joseph "Charley"•McIlvaine, Sr.
Used nameCharley•McIlvaine
Born6 August 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died30 January 1975 in Ocean City, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements179 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsPenn AC, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Charley MclIvaine rowed for the Penn Athletic Club after graduating from Penn. He was partnered in the doubles by Paul Costello in 1928 and together they won several national championships. McIlvaine’s son, Charles, Jr., also became an excellent oarsman, winning a gold medal in the eights at the 1955 Pan-American Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Charley McIlvaine
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold