Herster Barres

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameHerster•Barres
Used nameHerster•Barres
Born2 February 1909 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died25 September 1999 in Daytona Beach, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
NOC United States


Herster Barres played football at Yale, graduating in 1932. He later graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1942 and then was ordained as a Congregational minister. Between those stints at Yale he studied English literature at Oxford University and German at Lunenburg’s Goethe Institute, and worked selling life insurance for Northwestern Mutual.

During World War II Barres worked at Bullard’s Defense Plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He later served as chaplain at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and then was headmaster of the Seabreeze Private School in Daytona Beach, Florida. After retiring he worked as an assistant golf pro at Ellinore Village Country Club in Ormond Beach, Florida. Barres was a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics American Football USA Herster Barres
American Football, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) East 2