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John Wells

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn•Wells
Used nameJohn•Wells
Born1859 in ?, Mississippi (USA)
Died18 April 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
AffiliationsIndependent Rowing Club, New Orleans (USA)
NOC(s) United States


John Wells was from New Orleans and rowed for the Independent Rowing Club. He was a noted trainer of rowers, captaining the Young Men’s Gymnastics Club crew. He also raced in a career from 1888 to 1916, winning multiple local races. As a career, he operated a shoe shop on Poydras Street in New Orleans.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing Double Sculls, Men Olympic Joe Ravannack 3 Bronze Representing United States    

Research notes

Born late 1858-early 1859. He was 70 when he died.

Created: Taavi Kalju at December 29, 2009 09:53, Last edited: Taavi Kalju at December 29, 2009 09:53