Charles French

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Martin•French
Used nameCharles•French
Born21 September 1884 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (USA)
Died24 June 1972 in St. Petersburg, Florida (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
NOC United States


Running for Cornell, Charles French was second in the 880y in the 1908 IC4As and third in 1907 and 1909. The 1908 IC4A Meet was one of the Olympic selection meets, which placed him on the Olympic team. French graduated in 1909, and was a member of the Sphinx Head Society, the oldest of Cornell’s senior honor societies. He later became a banker, working for the Seymour Trust Company in Seymour, Connecticut.

Personal Best: 880y – 1:58.6 (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Charles French
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h5 r1/2