J. Lester Madden

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J. Lester Madden
Personal information
Full name James Lester Madden
Country represented United States
Born (1909-12-13)December 13, 1909
Boston, Massachusetts
Died September 15, 1984(1984-09-15) (aged 74)
Boston, Massachusetts
Former partner Grace Madden
Skating club SC of Boston

James Lester Madden (December 13, 1909 – September 15, 1984) was an American figure skater who competed in men's singles and pair skating. His pairs partner was his sister, Grace. He and Grace Madden were the 1934 U.S. national pairs champions.

He was born and died in Boston, Massachusetts.

In singles, he placed seventh at the 1932 Winter Olympics. In pairs, he and Grace Madden placed 11th at the 1936 Winter Olympics.

H graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.


(men's singles)

Event 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935
Winter Olympic Games 7th
World Championships 7th 6th
North American Championships 2nd 3rd
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd

(pairs with Grace Madden)

Event 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938
Winter Olympic Games 11th
World Championships 6th
North American Championships 3rd
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd