Walter McClure

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameWalter Rayburn•McClure
Used nameWalter•McClure
Born24 August 1892 in Junction City, Oregon (USA)
Died12 April 1959 in Portland, Oregon (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsMultnomah AC, Portland (USA) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
NOC United States


Walter McClure made the 1912 Olympic Team by winning the Western Olympic Trial at 1,500 metres. He ran for the University of Oregon and the Multnomah AC. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Army infantry in 1916. He served in World War I and later with Gen. John Pershing in the Mexican Border War campaign. McClure eventually reached the rank of colonel. For his service he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.

Personal Bests: 800 – unknown; 1500 – 4:03.4 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Walter McClure
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r1/3
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) USA Walter McClure
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 1
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) US West "Finlands" 2