|Full name||Joseph Aloysius Ruddy, Sr.|
September 28, 1878|
New York, New York
|Died||November 11, 1962
Far Rockaway, New York
|Stroke(s)||Freestyle, water polo|
|Club||New York Athletic Club|
Joseph Aloysius Ruddy, Sr. (September 28, 1878 – November 11, 1962) was an American competition swimmer and water polo player who represented the United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri. Ruddy won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the men's 4x50-yard freestyle relay. He won a second gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. water polo team.
He died at home in 1962; he was 84 years old.
- "Joseph A. Ruddy Sr. Dies at 84; Swimmer Was Water Polo Star," The New York Times (November 12, 1962). Retrieved March 28, 2013.
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