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John Bray

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn•Bray
Used nameJohn•Bray
Born19 August 1875 in Middleport, New York (USA)
Died18 July 1945 in San Francisco, California (USA)
AffiliationsWilliams College, Williamstown (USA)
NOC United States


Third place in the 1,500 m in 1900 gave John Bray the honor of being the first Olympic medalist from Williams College. He also qualified for the 800 m final, but placed sixth. Bray eventually settled in San Francisco where he worked for several electric companies and served on the board of directors of the San Francisco Board of Trade.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:55.3 (1900); 1500 – 4:07.2 (1900); Mile – 4:43.6 (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA John Bray
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2,500 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) DNS