Frank Hussey
Frank Hussey 1924.jpg
Hussey at the 1924 Olympics
Personal information
BornFebruary 14, 1905
New York City, U.S.
DiedDecember 26, 1974 (aged 69)
Coxsackie, New York, U.S.
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Event(s)100 m, 100 yd
ClubStuyvesant High School
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.7 (1924)
100 yd – 9.6 (1928)[1][2]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris 4×100 m relay

Francis Valentine Joseph Hussey (February 14, 1905 – December 26, 1974) was an American sprint runner who won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[3]

Frank Hussey, a schoolboy sensation from New York City's Stuyvesant High School,[4] ran the third leg in the American 4 × 100 m relay team in Paris Olympics, which won the gold medal in a new world record of 41.0.[2]

After returning from Paris, he attended Boston College and then Columbia University, and as a freshman became the leading Collegiate runner in America. He won the AAU championships in 100 yd (91 m) in 1925.[1][2]

Although he was considered as a main favorite to gold medal in 100 m before the 1928 Summer Olympics, Hussey was eliminated in the heats of US Olympic Trials. After that he worked as a salesman, taught in the New York State Prison System, and served as an official at athletics events in his free time.[1]


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  3. ^ "Frank Hussey". Olympedia. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  4. ^ "The Ivy League's Complete History of the Olympic Games Columbia University". 2004. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved November 2, 2007.