Born: December 2, 1902

Died: September 14, 1950

Married: Sara Metcalf, Allena Roblee

Children: Henry, Jeannne, Shirley, James, John

Henry Anton Homburger was a civil engineer and a bobsledder who competed in the early 1930s. He also worked with William G. Distin as the engineer on the construction of the Olympic Arena for the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. 1

At the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid he won the silver medal in the four-man event with teammates Percy Bryant, Paul Stevens and Edmund Horton. He also designed the bobsleigh track used for those Winter Olympics.

He was born in New York City and died in Sacramento.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 31, 1999

The 1930s: LP hosts III Winter Olympics


During the Games, the governor's wife (Eleanor Roosevelt) braved the treacherous curves of the Mt. Van Hoevenberg bobsled run. With Saranac Lake's Henry Homburger driving, Mrs. Roosevelt took her first bobsled ride from the half-mile mark. Later, she was reported to have taken seven rides down the Lake Placid Club's toboggan chute on Mirror Lake.


2012-09-04 18:48:20   Henry also had three other children, Henry, Jeannne, Shirley by first wife Sarah Metcalf.



1. Lake Placid News, May 1, 1931