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Peter Dolfen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePeter James•Dolfen
Used namePeter•Dolfen
Born21 May 1880 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA)
Died31 May 1947 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts (USA)
NOC(s) United States


In 1912, Peter Dolfen was from the hotbed of American pistol shooting, Springfield, Massachusetts. Besides his two medal winning performances at the Olympics, Dolfen finished 16th in the dueling, or rapid-fire, pistol event. Dolfen worked for over 40 years for the Milton Bradley Company, serving 30 years as a foreman with that company. He fought in the Spanish-American War, serving in the Philippines, and also saw service in the Boxer Rebellion in China. Dolfen was a member of the Springfield Revolver Club, and was made a life member a few years before his death.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
  Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold
  Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men Olympic 16