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James Greene

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Burgess•Greene
Used nameJames•Greene
Born8 April 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Died30 June 1962 in Bronxville, New York (USA)
AffiliationsBrookline Swimming Club
NOC United States


James Greene swam the 1,500 freestyle at the 1908 London Olympics, but did not get past the first round. He competed for the Brookline Swimming Club in 1903 and was from the Boston area.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA James Greene
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 h5 r1/3


Name previously given as James B. Green, but this is not supported by contemporary newspapers.