Howard Valentine

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameHoward Van Nostrand•Valentine
Used nameHoward•Valentine
Born14 December 1881 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died25 June 1932 in Manhattan, New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


In addition to his two medals at the 1904 Olympics, the New York AC’s Howard Valentine placed seventh in the 1,500 m and competed in the 400 m. He was the AAU 880 y champion in 1903 and 1904. Valentine’s medals were not long for his sideboard, however; several years later his home was robbed and all his trophies and medals were taken.

Personal Bests: 400 – unknown; 800 – 1:56.2 (1904); 1500 – 4:09.4e (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Howard Valentine
400 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
880 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
4 miles, Team, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 1 Gold
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics USA Howard Valentine
400 metres, Men (Intercalated) AC h4 r1/3
800 metres, Men (Intercalated) 3 h2 r1/2
1,500 metres, Men (Intercalated) DNS