John Schereschewsky

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJohn Forby•Schereschewsky
Used nameJohn•Schereschewsky
Born2 November 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Died9 February 1969 in Washington, Connecticut (USA)
AffiliationsHarvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
NOC United States


John Schereschewsky was a fullback for the East Team in 1932. He played football for Harvard, graduating in 1932. After graduation Schereschewsky taught at various private schools in New England before settling in at Rumsey Hall School in Washington, Connecticut.

In 1941, Schereschewsky became the headmaster and director of Rumsey Hall School, a position he held until his death in 1969. Schereschewsky fought in World War II and was decorated for his activities on Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion. Schereschewsky later became on essayist on radio with WTIC, and served on the “What in the World” panel on that station. He also served as a representative to the Connecticut General Assembly and a Naval aide to Connecticut Governor John McConaughy.


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