Harold Hartshorne Photo

Harold Hartshorne

Born: Sep 8, 1891

Death: Feb 15, 1961

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Harold Hartshorne

Date of Birth : Sep 8, 1891
Date of Death : Feb 15, 1961
Birth Place : United States of America

Harold Hartshorne was an American ice dancer. With partner Nettie Prantell, he was the 1937-1938 U.S. Champion and 1943 bronze medalist. With partner Sandy MacDonald, he was the 1939-1941 U.S. Champion and 1942 silver medalist. With partner Kathe Mehl, he is the 1944 U.S. silver medalist. After his competitive career ended, Hartshorne became a skating judge. He was en route to the World Figure Skating Championships with colleagues and athletes, when his plane crashed near Brussels, Belgium, killing all on board. His wife, Louisa, was also killed in the crash. He was one of the founders of the Skating Club of New York. At the time of his death, in 1961, he was the president of the Skating Club of New York and the U.S. Figure Skating dance committee chairman. He attended Princeton University. The Hartshorne Estate at 80 Oakes Road, Little Silver, New Jersey is on the list of Monmouth County Historic Sites. In 1981, twenty years after his death, Hartshorne was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

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