Charles Tatham (fencer)

Charles T. Tatham (September 3, 1854 – September 24, 1939) was an American fencer who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1] He was born and died in New York City and worked for his father's lead manufacturing company in Philadelphia.[2] In 1891, Tatham was one of the founders of the AFLA/USFA.[3]

Tatham (center standing) with William Scott O'Connor, C. C. Nadal, and Albertson Van Zo Post in 1891
Olympic medal record
Men's Fencing
Representing  United States
Silver medal – second place 1904 St Louis Épée
Silver medal – second place 1904 St Louis Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St Louis Foil

Tatham won both the National Individual Epee title and the National Individual Foil title in 1901 and repeated as the individual epee champion in 1902 and 1903. He was a member of the National Team Epee title winners in 1908.[4]

At the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Tatham won silver medals in the individual épée and team foil competition, and a bronze medal in the individual foil competition.[2] Although born in the United States, the official 1904 Olympic Report indicated that Tatham represented Cuba. While the vast majority of Olympic athletes at the 1904 games were from the United States (over 80%), many were listed as representing a country of their ancestry.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charles Tatham". Olympedia. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Charles Tatham Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
  3. ^ "Tatham, Charles". US Fencing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  4. ^ "Past National Champions - Division 1 Men". USA Fencing. Archived from the original on 2017-10-18. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ Lucas, Charles J. P. "Olympic Games, 1904 - Official Report (Lucas)". LA84 Foundation - Digital Library Collection. Archived from the original on 2021-08-08. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  6. ^ Sullivan, J. E. "Spalding's Official Athletic Almanac for 1905 : Special Olympic Number". LA84 Foundation - Digital Library Collection. Archived from the original on 2021-08-08. Retrieved 8 August 2021.

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