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Leon Schoonmaker

Full name: Leon Monroe Schoonmaker
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Born: March 27, 1882 in Singac, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 30, 1950 in Queens, New York, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Leon Schoonmaker competed in both foil and épée at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. He represented the Fencers Club of New York and served as a President of the Amateur Fencers League of America. Schoonmaker was a descendant of Captain Hendrick Jochemsen Schoonmaker, who commanded a Dutch West Indies company vessel that landed at New Amsterdam in 1652.

Schoonmaker attended the Montclair Military Academy and then graduated from Princeton in 1903 with a degree in chemical engineering. In 1911 he began work with the Topological Bureau in Queens, New York. During World War I he served in France as a captain in the Engineers Corps, and he later became a major in the Engineers Reserve Corps.

From 1928-31 Schoonmaker was an engineering consultant to the Long Island Chamber of Commerce. In 1931 he joined the Queens Planning Commission and designed a number of highways in Queens, including Horace Harding Boulevard.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Foil, Individual United States USA 6 p8 r1/3
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 9 p9 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 6 1920-08-17 0 5

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 9 1920-08-20 0
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