Frank Sheehan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrancis Patrick "Frank"•Sheehan
Used nameFrank•Sheehan
Born31 August 1884 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Died29 April 1953 in Dorchester, Massachusetts (USA)
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
NOC United States


Frank Sheehan finished third in the 880y at the 1907 AAUs, which were held as part of the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia. The day before, he had won the 1907 AAU Junior title in the half-mile, finishing in 1:56.4, which would be his personal best. He competed for the South Boston AC. Sheehan did not qualify outright for the 1908 US Olympic team, so paid his own way to compete in London, which was possible in that era. At the time he worked as a roofer, but later joined the Boston school system, eventually serving as deputy superintendent of the Boston school buildings. He had a long affiliation with the Boston Athletic Association, working as a track official.

Personal Best: 880y – 1:56.4 (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Frank Sheehan
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h8 r1/2


Date of birth previously listed as 11 May 1886.