Ruth-Marie Stewart

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRuth-Marie•Stewart (-Rademacher)
Used nameRuth-Marie•Stewart
Born28 April 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died10 March 2012 in Springfield, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements163 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsDartmouth Big Green, Hanover (USA)
NOC United States


Ruth-Marie Stewart grew up near Dartmouth College and represented the Dartmouth Outing Club. She was a good technical skier, excelling in slalom and giant slalom. She later studied at the Bouve-Boston School of Physical Education and eventually graduated from Green Mountain College, class of 1950. She won the Eastern US Championship in 1947, making the 1948 Olympic team by placing second in downhill at the US trials in 1947. Stewart is a member of the Green Mountain College Hall of Fame, and after college, she also became a professional photographer, serving as the photography editor for PEAKS Magazine. She and her husband, Leo Rademacher, settled in Springfield, Massachusetts where she also raised a family. She was an active cyclist in her later years, and in her 50s she cycled Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, which crested at 12,000 feet.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Ruth-Marie Stewart
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 20
Combined, Women (Olympic) 16