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Joseph Ryan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJulian Aube "Joseph"•Ryan
Used nameJoseph•Ryan
Other namesJoseph Aube Ryan
Born23 November 1879 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died30 April 1972 in Milton, Massachusetts (USA)
AffiliationsSeawanhaka Boat Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Joe Ryan had the stroke-oar for New York’s Seawanhaka Boat Club in the pair at the 1904 Olympics. His bowman was Robert Farnam. Ryan had won the Eagle Cup at Flushing Bay in 1902. He had various business careers, working initially as a clerk and then in manufacturing in Brooklyn. He and his wife, the former Sadie Hawkins, moved to New Haven, Connecticut in 1910. They moved to Beverly, Massachusetts in the late 1920 and then to Holbrook, Massachusetts, where he owned a shoe firm and worked as a shoe broker, and then as a credit manager for Yunits Engineering in Holbrook.


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

Research notes

Engaged to Sadie Hawkins, born September 1885, in 1905.

Married Miss Sadie Hawkins, daughter of Charles Munson Hawkins of New Haven, Connecticut, at 22 February 1906 in St. Mary’s church in New. Haven.

Created: Paul Tchir at February 21, 2019 00:57, Last edited: Taavi Kalju at November 17, 2019 11:41