Billy Brown

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Tennant "Billy"•Brown
Used nameBilly•Brown
Born3 August 1918 in Baker, Louisiana (USA)
Died29 December 2002 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsBaker High School, Baker (USA)
NOC United States


Still a high school student when he competed at the 1936 Olympics, Billy Brown eventually won six AAU triple jump titles (1936-37, 1940-43). He was also AAU long jump champion from 1940-42, and won the NCAA long jump in 1941, competing for LSU. After graduating from LSU, he served in the Navy. Brown later joined Kaiser Aluminum and retired as a vice-president of that company in 1983. He was the founding chairman of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. He was inducted into a number of Halls of Fame: LSU Athletics, National High School Sports, Louisiana Sports, Louisiana High School Athletic Association, and the Lousiana Senior Sports.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.5 (1940); 220y – 20.6s (1941); LJ – 7.74 (25-4¾) (1939); TJ – 15.53 (50-11½) (1941).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Billy Brown
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 17