Ervin Barker

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErvin Jeremiah•Barker
Used nameErvin•Barker
Born2 June 1883 in Cresco, Iowa (USA)
AffiliationsIowa Hawkeyes, Iowa City (USA)
NOC United States


Ervin Barker was a high jumper at the University of Iowa, where he was captain of the track team and class vice-president as a senior. He competed in the high jump at the 1904 Olympics. Barker also took part in two non-Olympic, or demonstration events, in 1904. He won the handicap high jump, clearing 5-10 (1.78), winning with a handicap of 4½ inches, for a mark of 6-2½ (1.89). He also finished fourth in the handicap long jump.

Barker later attended law school, and became a lawyer, practicing in Spokane, Washington. In 1908 he married Alice M. Coward.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.803 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Ervin Barker
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 6
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
High Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Long Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 4