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Arthur Wear

Full name: Arthur Yancey Wear
Gender: Male
Born: March 1, 1880 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: November 6, 1918 in Pouilly, Moselle, France
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Brother of Joseph Wear.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

At Yale, Arthur Wear was a member of the freshman, college, and university baseball teams, but was not noted as a lawn tennis player. But for the doubles event at the 1904 Olympics he teamed up with Clarence Gamble and they lost to the winners, Wright and Leonard, in the semi-finals. After graduating from Yale, Wear joined the family dry goods business in St. Louis in 1903 and remained with the firm until the outbreak of the World War I. He commanded an infantry company in the battle of St. Michiel and, although not actually wounded, his health suffered badly; as a result of refusing to obtain proper treatment for a probable perforated duodenal ulcer, he died, still commanding his battalion, during the Meuse-Argonne fighting. His older brother, Joseph Wear, also won a bronze medal at the 1904 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tennis Men's Doubles United States-4 USA 3T Bronze

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tennis United States-4 USA Clarence Gamble Semi-Finals Match #1 2 USA-1 2, USA-4 0 0
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tennis United States-4 USA Clarence Gamble Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 USA-4 2, USA-5 0 2
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tennis United States-4 USA Clarence Gamble Round One Match #2 1 USA-4 2, USA-9 0 2