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Ervin Barker

Full name: Ervin Jeremiah Barker
Gender: Male
Born: June 2, 1883 in Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: 1961
Affiliations: Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa City (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Ervin Barker was a high jumper at the University of Iowa, where he was captain of the track team and class vice-president as a senior. He competed in the high jump at the 1904 Olympics. Barker also took part in two non-Olympic, or demonstration events, in 1904. He won the handicap high jump, clearing 5-10 (1.78), winning with a handicap of 4½ inches, for a mark of 6-2½ (1.89). He also finished fourth in the handicap long jump.

Barker later attended law school, and became a lawyer, practicing in Spokane, Washington. In 1908 he married Alice M. Coward.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.803 (1904).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 6

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 6 1.70 5-7
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