Herb Taylor

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert George "Herb"•Taylor
Used nameHerb•Taylor
Born20 December 1906 in New York, New York (USA)
Died26 January 1981 in Palo Alto, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsIceland Skating Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Herb Taylor represented the Iceland Skating Club of New York at the 1932 Olympics. At the time of the Lake Placid Olympics he lived in Woodside, Long Island. At the Olympics, he was leading the 1,500 metre race on the final lap, when he fell and finished last of the finalists, enabling Jack Shea to move ahead and win. In 1933 he competed for the United States in a dual meet in Oslo against Norway.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.8 (1933); 1500 – 2:23.3 (1933); 5000 – 8:46.1 (1934); 10000 – 17:51.4 (1933).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Herb Taylor
500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS