Louis Menges

Louis John Menges (October 30, 1888 – March 10, 1969) was an American politician, businessman, and amateur soccer player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1]

Olympic medal record
Men's Soccer
Silver medal – second place 1904 St. Louis Team competition

Menges was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and went to the East St. Louis parochial and public schools. In 1904 he was a member of the Christian Brothers College team, which won the silver medal in the soccer tournament. He played all four matches as a goalkeeper. He served in the United States Army during World War I. Menges served in the Illinois Senate from 1935 to 1943 and was a Democrat. He was the owner and builder of movie theaters.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Louis Menges". Olympedia. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  2. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1941-1942,' Biographical Sketch of Louis J. Menges, pg. 248-249
  3. ^ Olympics.com-profile