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Walter Eugene Muehlbronner (born Walter Eugen Mühlbronner;[2] 10 February 1922 – 17 November 2005)[3] was a German-American figure skater. He became a U.S. citizen in 1946.[4] He competed in pairs and ice dance with Irene Maguire, whom he married in 1951. They won national silver medals in both pairs and ice dance in 1949 and 1950.[5] The two continued skating as professionals, billed as "Walter and Irene" for 7 years, in the Ice Follies.[3][6]

Walter Muehlbronner
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
BornWalter Eugen Mühlbronner
10 February 1922[1]
Stuttgart, Germany
Died17 November 2005
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Former partnerIrene Maguire

In later years, he settled in Philadelphia, working first as a figure skating teacher, then as a skating club manager. He was president of the Professional Skaters Association for a few years in the early 1970s, and retired from skating in 1990.[3]


(pairs with Maguire)

Event 1949 1950
World Championships 10th
North American Championships 3rd
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd

(ice dance with Maguire)

Event 1949 1950
North American Championships 2nd
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd


  1. ^ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  2. ^ Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934
  3. ^ a b c "Obituaries", Chestnut Hill Local
  4. ^ New York, Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in New York City, 1792-1989
  5. ^ Results Book Skate Canada
  6. ^ "Youngsters Formed Skating Team, Now in Ice Follies", Christian Science Monitor, Feb 11, 1953 [1]