Irving Brokaw

Figure skater, artist, lawyer, and financier Irving Brokaw, born in New York City in 1871, competed in early U.S. national figure skating championships, winning events in 1906 and 1908. He was the first American to compete in skating at the Olympic Games, in 1908. Brokaw was the founder of the International Skating Club of America, was elected an honorary president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association, and was posthumously inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1976.