John Atlee

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Cox•Atlee
Used nameJohn•Atlee
Born30 October 1882 in Fort Madison, Iowa (USA)
Died2 August 1958 in Fort Madison, Iowa (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsPrinceton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
NOC United States


A native of Fort Madison, Iowa, John Atlee attended Shattuck Military Academy, Lawrence Prep School, and then Princeton where he captained the track team in 1908. He returned to Fort Madison where he ran the family business, S. & J. C. Atlee, which had started as a lumber business, but later diversified into real estate holdings. Atlee also served as President of the Lee County Savings Bank. He spent much of his free time duck hunting.

Personal Best: 400 – 49.2 (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA John Atlee
440 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA John Atlee
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h4 r2/3