Full name: Frank Laird Waller
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: June 24, 1884 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: November 29, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Wisconsin Badgers, Madison (USA) / Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)
Frank Waller of the University of Wisconsin and the Chicago AA was unfortunate to encounter Harry Hillman at his best at the St. Louis Olympics. However, he gave Hillman a good race in the 400 m and 400 m hurdles and won a silver medal in both events. Waller, later representing the Milwaukee AC, also won the AAU junior 440 y in 1903 and the senior title in 1905 and 1906, as well as the 1905 AAU 220 y hurdles. After his college graduation, Waller went on tour with the singer Lillian Russell as her pianist. He later served as a voice coach and headed the voice department at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. During his career, he served as director of the Milwaukee Philarmonic Orchestra, the National Broadcasting Company in New York, and the WPA Orchestra in Richmond. Among the singers he coached were Charles Sears, Edith Mason, Rosa Raisa, Alice Neilsen, Luisa Tetrazzini, Frances Peralta, and Olga Blani.
Personal Bests: 440y – 49.6 (1905); 400H – 53.6 (1904).
|1904 Summer||20||St. Louis||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1904 Summer||20||St. Louis||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1904 Summer||20||St. Louis||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||2||49.9|