Cornelius Burdette

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCornelius Lonzo•Burdette
Used nameCornelius•Burdette
Born6 November 1878 in Sandstone, West Virginia (USA)
Died28 February 1955 in Charleston, West Virginia (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Cornelius Burdette competed in three individual events at the 1912 Olympics, with a best finish in those of eighth. In the team military event, however, the West Virginia National Guardsman led the American shooters with the top individual score in that match. Burdette was a career Army and Marine officer, who retired in 1937 as a major, serving in the ordnance department. He served in the Philippines and the Far East, and was a member of the Cuban Expeditionary Force. In 1953 Burdette received the Distinguished Service Medal from the governor of West Virginia.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Cornelius Burdette
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 52
Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold