Herbert Putnam

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert Nathaniel•Putnam
Used nameHerbert•Putnam
Born7 May 1890 in Fredonia, New York (USA)
Died12 January 1967 in Geauga County, Ohio (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
NOC United States


Herbert Putnam was runner-up in the 1911-12 IC4A 880 y, competing for Cornell. He was placed on the 1912 Olympic Team based on his 1912 IC4A performance. Putnam later worked in various construction trades.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:53.4ey (1912); 1500 – 4:07.6 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Herbert Putnam
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h5 r1/2