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John Slade

Full name: John (Hans-) Slade (Schlesinger-)
Gender: Male
Born: May 30, 1908 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: September 12, 2005 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Westchester Field Hockey Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Hockey

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As Hans Schlesinger in Germany, he was a top field hockey goalie in the 1930s for Germany. But as a Jew, the Nuremburg Laws made it increasingly difficult for him to compete in sports. He left the country in 1935 and got a job at Bear Stearns investment bank, where he worked as a runner for stock trades, and took the name John Slade. He moved up quickly at Bear Stearns and eventually became a partner in the firm in 1951. He served for the US Army in World War II, interrogating German prisoners-of-war and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service. He continued to compete in hockey and was able to represent the United States in London in 1948, which he called one of the signal events of his life.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 40 London Hockey Men's Hockey United States USA 10T

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1948 Summer 40 London Hockey United States USA Final Standings 10T 1948-07-31 2 0
1948 Summer 40 London Hockey United States USA Group B Match #2 2 1948-08-03 AFG 2, USA 0 0
1948 Summer 40 London Hockey United States USA Group B Match #3 2 1948-08-05 GBR 11, USA 0 0
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