Arthur E. Bartlett
Hometown: Harwichport, MA
Team: Track & Field

Arthur E. Bartlett '14
Harwichport, MA
Track & Field
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Arthur E. Bartlett ’14 broke all three of Brown’s weight records during his freshman season – throwing the hammer 127-5 ½, the discus 122- 1/8, and putting the shot 43-9 ½. These records remained on the books for close to 20 years. Bartlett was particularly brilliant in the New Englands, picking up three firsts, three seconds, and two thirds during his four-year varsity career. He also was effective in dual meet competition, where it became commonplace for him to lead the Bears to victory by scoring between 18 and 20 points in the discus, shot, hammer, and high jump. The 6-0, 210-pound Bartlett came to Brown from Worcester Academy, where he was a 60-minute performer at tackle in every game for the 8-0 football team of 1909, a gridiron machine that numbered the Brown, Harvard and Dartmouth freshman among its victims. In the spring of his last year at the Academy, Bartlett competed in the Brown Interscholastics and walked home with five gold medals. In his first New England meet as a Brunonian the following spring, Bartlett won the shot (43-2 ½), took a second in the broad jump (22-1/8), and a third in the discus (118-10 5/8). The next year he broke the New Englands at Harvard Stadium in 1913, Bartlett took a second in the discus with a toss of 130-5 ½ and was third in the shot. As captain in 1914, the muscular Bartlett won the discus and was second in the shot. He played four years of football for Brown, mostly as a starter at tackle. The native of Harwichport, Mass., was class president, served on the Cammarian Club, and became a commander in the Navy. He died on March 11, 1963.