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John A. Hartwell

American football player and coach

Died when: 71 years 64 days (854 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

John A. Hartwell

John Augustus "Josh" Hartwell (September 27, 1869 – November 30, 1940) was an American football player and coach, military officer, and physician.Hartwell attended Yale University, where he played end for Walter Camp's Bulldogs football team from 1888 to 1891.

In 1891, Hartwell was named an All-American for a season in which Yale was unbeaten, untied, unscored against, and later recognized as a national champion by a number of selectors.

Hartwell graduated from Yale in 1892, holding both PhD and MD degrees, and began a career as a surgeon in New York City.

He also continued with football as a coach.He served as the head football coach at Lehigh University in 1892, the United States Naval Academy in 1893, New York University in 1894, and at his alma mater in 1895, compiling a career college football coaching record of 21–12–2.

Hartwell's 1895 Yale squad went 13–0–2 and was later recognized as a national champion by Parke H.Davis.In 1918, Hartwell was commissioned a major in the U.S.

Army Medical Corps, with which he served in France during World War I.From 1910 until his retirement in 1938, he was a professor of clinical surgery at Cornell University Medical College.

Hartwell was a pioneer of thoracic surgery and an early champion of safe and effective contraception.He was a well-known outdoorsman throughout his life and a friend and caregiver to Theodore Roosevelt.


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