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Edward Curtis

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Burnam•Curtis
Used nameEdward•Curtis
Born1 February 1899 in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
Died18 November 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia (USA)
Measurements164 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsUS Navy, (USA)
NOC United States


Edward Curtis competed for the US Naval Academy, after starring in track and football at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. At the 1920 AAU meet, which doubled as the Olympic Trials that year, he finished second in the 1,500. Curtis graduated from Annapolis in 1922 and began his compulsory military service. In November 1926, shortly after being transferred from the Pensacola Naval Air Station, Curtis was on a training flight from the Norfolk Naval Station when the plane crashed, his parachute became entangled, and he was unable to get out before the crash.

Personal Best: Mile – 4:19.0e (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Edward Curtis
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/2