Jay Graham

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Robert "Jay"•Graham
Used nameJay•Graham
Born12 February 1870 in Long Lake, Illinois (USA)
Died18 February 1950 in Long Lake, Illinois (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2


Although shooting under international conditions which were strange to him, Jim Graham won two gold medals in trapshooting at the 1912 Olympics – to nobody’s surprise on the American team. He was the top American trapshooter of the time, having only a few years before run 432 birds straight. Graham turned professional shortly after the 1912 Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Jay Graham
Trap, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold


YOB also seen as 1873 and 1875, but 1870 is more likely based on US censuses.