Albert Johnson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert Aaron•Johnson
Used nameAlbert•Johnson
Born1 January 1880 in Stoughton, Wisconsin (USA)
Died31 May 1963 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (USA)
AffiliationsSt. Louis YMCA, St. Louis (USA)
NOC United States


Albert Johnson was a weight-thrower who competed for the St. Louis YMCA at the 1904 Olympics. He also attended Georgia Tech. At the various ancillary events held during the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, he won the 56-lb. weight throw, handicap; finished second in the Olympic Irish Sports hammer throw, won the shot put, discus, and finished second in the hammer at the YMCA Handicap meet; and won the 1904 Western AAU hammer throw and YMCA hammer throw championships.

Personal Bests: SP – 10.30 (1904); HT – 40.00 (131-3) (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Albert Johnson
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 6
Shot Put, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
56-pound Weight Throw, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
56-pound Weight Throw, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 6
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Shot Put, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Discus Throw, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Hammer Throw, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
Hammer Throw, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
56-pound Weight Throw, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1


Previously dates of birth and death goven as 16 October 1878 and October 1971 in Spencer, Nebraska, but those belong to one Albert B. Johnson, who was his whole life farmer in Nebraska.