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Polly Whittier

Full name: Pauline "Polly" Whittier (-Iselin)
Gender: Female
Born: December 9, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 3, 1946 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: St. Moritz Golf Club (SUI)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Golf

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Whittier family from which the well-known poet John Greenleaf Whittier was also descended. At 10 she moved to New York but shortly thereafter was sent to Europe, where she was educated. At the time of the 1900 Olympic golf event, she was living in Switzerland and playing her golf at the St. Moritz Golf Club, but she spent her summer at the Deauville home of her sister and brother-in-law, the Russian IOC Member, [Sergey, Prince Beloselsky-Belotsersky]. Her score of 49 in the Olympics trailed only Margaret Abbott. Returning to America, Polly Whittier was married in 1904 to Ernest Iselin, who sat on the board of many different companies. Always interested in philanthropy, his wealth enabled Mrs. Iselin to establish in 1933 the Generosity Thrift Shop, which sold various gifts to aid many needy organizations, including the City Hospital, the Children’s Aid Society, the Harlem Hospital and the Manhattan Girl Scouts.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 23 Paris Golf Women's Individual United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank S
1900 Summer 23 Paris Golf United States Final Standings 2 49
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