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Josh Hartwell
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Biographical details
Born(1869-11-27)November 27, 1869
Deckertown, New Jersey
DiedNovember 30, 1940(1940-11-30) (aged 71)
Oakdale, New York
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 National (1895)
All-American, 1891

John Augustus "Josh" Hartwell (September 27, 1869 – November 30, 1940) was an American football player and coach, military officer, and physician. Hartwell attended Yale University, where he played end for Walter Camp's Bulldogs football team from 1888 to 1891. In 1891, Hartwell was named an All-American for a season in which Yale was unbeaten, untied, unscored against, and later recognized as a national champion by a number of selectors.

Hartwell graduated from Yale in 1892, holding both PhD and MD degrees, and began a career as a surgeon in New York City. He also continued with football as a coach. He served as the head football coach at Lehigh University in 1892, the United States Naval Academy in 1893, New York University in 1894, and at his alma mater in 1895, compiling a career college football coaching record of 21–12–2. Hartwell's 1895 Yale squad went 13–0–2 and was later recognized as a national champion by Parke H. Davis.

In 1918, Hartwell was commissioned a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, with which he served in France during World War I. From 1910 until his retirement in 1938, he was a professor of clinical surgery at Cornell University Medical College. Hartwell was a pioneer of thoracic surgery and an early champion of safe and effective contraception. He was a well-known outdoorsman throughout his life and a friend and caregiver to Theodore Roosevelt.[1]

Early life

Hartwell was born on September 27, 1869 in Sussex, New Jersey to Samuel Slawson Hartwell, an 1859 graduate of Yale University, and Mary Clarinda Stiles Hartwell.[2]


Hartwell died on November 30, 1940 of a heart attack at the South Side Sportsmen's Club in Oakdale, New York.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lehigh Brown and White (Independent) (1892)
1892 Lehigh 3–6
Lehigh: 3–6
Navy Midshipmen (Independent) (1893)
1893 Navy 5–3
Navy: 5–3
NYU Violets (Independent) (1894)
1894 NYU 0–3
NYU: 0–3
Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1895)
1895 Yale 13–0–2
Yale: 13–0–2
Total: 21–12–2
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