Johnny White

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Galbraith "Johnny"•White
Used nameJohnny•White
Born16 May 1916 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Died16 March 1997 in Bellevue, Washington (USA)
AffiliationsWashington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


John White rowed for the University of Washington freshman eight that won the IRA Regatta in 1935. In the next two years he moved up to their varsity boat, which also dominated the IRAs. White graduated with a degree in metallurgical engineering and later worked for Bethlehem Steel in sales, eventually becoming general manager of sales.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Johnny White
Eights, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold