Raymond Rodgers Belmont was a champion polo player who took his own life in 1887 with a gunshot.
He was born on July 19, 1863 to August Belmont and Caroline Slidell Mackenzie Perry.
He attended Harvard University. He participated in the 1886 International Polo Cup with teammates William Knapp Thorn, Foxhall Parker Keene and Thomas Hitchcock, Sr.
He died on January 31, 1887 in New York City, New York by shooting himself in the side of the head with a pistol. He was buried in the Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island.