Full name: Leon Monroe Schoonmaker
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: United States
Leon Schoonmaker competed in both foil and Ã©pÃ©e 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.
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Fencing||Men's Foil, Individual||United States||USA||6 p8 r1/3|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Fencing||Men's ÃpÃ©e, Individual||United States||USA||9 p9 r1/4|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Fencing||United States||USA||Round One||Pool Eight||6||1920-08-17||0||5|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Fencing||United States||USA||Round One||Pool Nine||9||1920-08-20||0|