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Jack Galbraith

Full name: William Jackson "Jack" Galbraith
Gender: Male
Born: September 15, 1906 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 9, 1994 in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Jack Galbraith started his academic career at the University of Tennessee, but earned his B.A. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929. During his collegiate days he won the Eastern Intercollegiate rope climbing title in 1929. He would later rank high in that event nationally without winning the U.S. Championship, and won his silver medal in the rope climb. From 1929 until 1959, Galbraith served in the navy, reaching the rank of rear admiral when he retired. His experiences included 3½ years as a Japanese prisoner of war after his ship, the U.S.S. Houston, was sunk. He eventually received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Presidential Unit Citation. In 1960, Jack Galbraith received a master’s degree from Duke University and worked there for two years as a math professor. He left to teach math at Mary Baldwin College until 1974, where he later served as a professor emeritus.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Rope Climbing United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Rope Climbing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1TT 2TT 3TT
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 2 6.8 7.0 6.8 7.0
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