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Leonard Howe

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeonard Vernon•Howe
Used nameLeonard•Howe
Born10 December 1886 in Ossian, Iowa (USA)
Died30 August 1955 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements177 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
NOC United States


Leonard Howe won the IC4A 220 yd hurdles in 1908-09 and was 120 yd hurdles champion in 1909. He placed fourth in the high hurdles at the 1908 IC4A, but won the Eastern Olympic Trials to make the 1908 US Olympic team. Howe competed for Yale University, graduating with a degree in engineering.

Personal Best: 110H – 15.4 (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Leonard Howe
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h2 r2/3