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Robert Emery

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Simpson•Emery
Used nameRobert•Emery
Born12 August 1898 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died6 January 1934 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsChicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Robert Emery attended the University of Illinois and later ran for the Chicago AA. He finished third in the 1920 AAU 400, which doubled that year as the Olympic Trials and qualified him for the Olympic team. Emery was a Chicago native, born, living and died there, but little is known of his life. In 1930 he was working as a clerk at a publishing house in Brooklyn.

Personal Best: 440y – 48.8 (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Robert Emery
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r3/4