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Rod Wanamaker

Full name: Rodman Lewis "Rod" Wanamaker
Gender: Male
Born: October 10, 1899 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 3, 1976 in Southampton, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Rod Wanamaker was the grandson of the founder of the department store chain which bears the family name. He was educated at Haverford School in Pennsylvania, and later studied abroad. Wanamaker was largely responsible for the introduction of the use of helicopters by the New York police force. Serving as an aviation aide, with the title of deputy police commissioner, he convinced Mayor La Guardia of the value of helicopters to the city. Wanamaker had been a pilot in World War I, later ran a flying school for policemen, and in World War II handled a number of assignments as a navy commander. As a polo player he rated a seven-goal handicap and was a member of the Great Neck team which won the National Open Championship in 1921.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Polo Men's Polo United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1924 Summer 24 Paris Polo United States USA Round-Robin Match #1 1 1924-06-28 USA 13, FRA 1
1924 Summer 24 Paris Polo United States USA Round-Robin Match #2 1 1924-07-01 USA 15, ESP 2 2
1924 Summer 24 Paris Polo United States USA Round-Robin Match #3 1 1924-07-03 USA 10, GBR 2 1
1924 Summer 24 Paris Polo United States USA Round-Robin Match #6 2 1924-07-06 ARG 6, USA 5 0