Full name: Alphonzo Edward Bell, Sr.
Born: September 29, 1875 in Bell, California, United States
Died: December 27, 1947 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Alphonzo Bell graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1895 and then studied at the San Francisco Theological Seminary for two years. In 1897 he entered into the first of his many real estate deals and, as a result of oil being found on one of his properties in 1922, he became an immensely wealthy man. He won the first of his three Southern California singles titles in 1900 and was on the winning doubles team three times. He was ranked nationally only once when, in 1904, he was placed ninth in the singles ratings. At the Olympics he was awarded joint third place in the singles after losing to the eventual champion, [Beals Wright], in the semi-finals. In the doubles, Bell, and [Robert LeRoy] of Columbia University, lost in straight sets in the final to the Harvard pair of Wright and [Edgar Leonard].
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||Men's Singles||United States||USA||3T||Bronze|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||Men's Doubles||United States-2||USA||2||Silver|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||Wright (USA) 2, Bell (USA) 0||0|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #4||1||Bell (USA) 2, Russ (USA) 0||2|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States||USA||Round Three||Match #7||AC||Bell (USA) walkover|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #12||1||Bell (USA) 2, Vernon (USA) 0||2|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-2||USA||Robert LeRoy||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||USA-1 3, USA-2 0||0|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-2||USA||Robert LeRoy||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||USA-2 2, USA-3 1||2|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-2||USA||Robert LeRoy||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||1||USA-2 2, USA-7 0||2|
|1904 Summer||28||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-2||USA||Robert LeRoy||Round One||Match #6||1||USA-2 2, Germany/United States 0||2|