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John J Curren
John J  Curren

Last College:
New York AC

Position:
Contributor

Induction Year:
1976


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1976, Charter Member

Club: City Athletic Club 1908 - 1914, New York Athletic Club 1914 - 1970

College: Yale University

High School: New York City School System

Playing Record: 1908 - 1937

Participation:

  • AAU National Championship 1916, 20, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31
  • Brighton Beach Sportsman Show - 1908 - Silver Medal
  • Water Polo Exhibition - Atlantic City - 1920 Gold Medal
  • Sportsman Show presented by Tex Rickard - 1921 - Gold Medal
  • Brighton Beach, Coney Island Tournament - 1921 - Gold Medal
  • Browns Physical Training Farm - 1924 - Gold Medal
  • L.S.C. - N.Y.A.C All Collegians - 1929 - Gold Medal

Coach:

  • Yale University 1924 - 32
  • U.S. Military Academy 1952 - 53

Referee:

  • Pan American Games 1950 Guatemala
  • Olympic Games 1960 Rome

Team Manager:

  • US Olympic Team 1948 London (9th Place tie) and 1952 Finland (4th Place)

Honors:

  • Life Member of the AAU of the U.S.
  • Member of the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas
  • Chairman of Water Polo of the Amateur Swim Union of the Americas
  • Member of FINA
  • Received the Bob Kiphuth Water Polo Gold Ball Award 1924, 28
  • The John Curren Memorial Award - Presented by the NYAC to the MVP of the National Indoor Championships each year, First awarded in 1962

Personal:

  • Worked for the Civil Service in New York City for 52 years
  • Served in World War I 1918 - 19
  • Married, Spouse Maragurita & son John Jr.
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