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Jesse Montgomery

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJesse Langford•Montgomery
Used nameJesse•Montgomery
Born29 July 1904 in Lansford, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died15 November 1976 in Port Richey, Florida (USA)
Measurements187 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Jesse Montgomery finished second in the 1928 AAU steeplechase, which doubled that year as the Olympic Trials. He started college at Franklin and Marshall but transferred to Penn after his sophomore year. After college he spent time as a mathematics and science teacher. In World War II he served in the US Navy, becoming a lieutenant commander. He later studied organic chemistry and worked in the oil industry for Mobil.

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:30.6 (1929); 3000S – 9:40.5 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Jesse Montgomery
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 7 h3 r1/2