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Francis Johnson

Full name: Francis Lee Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 5, 1910 in Hartford, Kansas, United States
Died: April 18, 1997 in Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: McPherson Oilers, McPherson, Kansas (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


At Wichita University in the early 30s, Frank Johnson played football, basketball, and pole vaulted and ran hurdles for the track team. He earned three letters all three years of varsity competition. After his 1934 graduation, he played AAU basketball with the Globe Refiners for two years, winning a national championship and making the Olympic team while with them in 1936. He then played three more years of AAU ball, winning another national title in 1938 with the Healey Motors team. Johnson worked most of his life with the John Deere Company and also became a noted rancher, raising Apaloosa horses. His ranch eventually produced 15 national or world champions.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-14 USA 19, CAN 8 2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-12 USA 56, PHI 23 18
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