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Dan Dean

Full name: Daniel Ely "Dan" Dean
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: January 3, 1909
Died: September 13, 2004 in Naples, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Dan Dean graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1933 with a degree in economics. He was third at the 1932 AAU Meet in the 5K, which doubled that year as the US Olympic Trials, and qualified him for the Games.

Dean served in the US Navy during World War II, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. After his military career he joined Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as a chartered life underwriter and became a life member of the million dollar round table. He and his wife settled in Naples, Florida later in life where he won several club championships in golf at Moorings Country Club. He also served as a volunteer on many committees at Moorings Park in Naples, especially helping with the AARP-IRS Tax Program there.

Personal Best: 5K – 15:12.2 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 8

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 8 15:08.5
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat One 7 QU 15:19.6
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