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Arthur Harris

Full name: Arthur Ringland Harris
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Born: August 1, 1890 in Norfolk, Nebraska, United States
Died: March 20, 1968 in Stuart, Florida, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Like all his colleagues on the 1920 Olympic polo team, Arthur Harris enjoyed a distinguished military career after graduating from West Point in 1914. He retired from the army in 1948 with the rank of brigadier general, having previously commanded the 1st Army (1941-43) and served as military attaché to U.S. Ambassadors in Mexico and Argentina between 1943-46, for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit. Harris played in both matches at the Antwerp Olympics and helped his side collect the bronze medal with victory over Belgium in the third place match.

At the time, Arthur was involved in the occupation of the Rhine, and he, along with three fellow officers travelled to England shortly before the Olympics to take part in the Novices Cup at Ranelagh which they duly won after beating Foxhunters 9-5 in the final. His only major polo honor in his home country was in winning the 1931 Class D Championship with the Fort Sheridan Polo Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Polo United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1920-07-28 USA 11, BEL 3
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Polo United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-07-25 ESP 13, USA 3
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