Arthur Dearborn

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur Kent•Dearborn
Used nameArthur•Dearborn
Born27 May 1886 in Everett, Massachusetts (USA)
Died28 August 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 91 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Arthur Dearborn attended Wesleyan University, where he captained the football and track teams. In 1907, Dearborn finished second in the AAU discus and also in the AAU Greek-style discus throw, the only time that event was held at the national championships. He later became a coach at Wesleyan and later at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. He spent several years as chairman of the house committee of the Boston AA. He eventually became an insurance broker although during World War II he served as a sergeant with an French ammunition train.

Personal Best: DT – 42.65 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Arthur Dearborn
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 5
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) 4
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
Tug-Of-War USA Arthur Dearborn
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) United States 5