John Brown (American football, born 1891)
|John Herbert Brown Jr.|
September 12, 1891|
|Died||June 10, 1963
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1914–1954|
|Commands held||Submarine Training Command
Submarine Squadron 4
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
John Herbert "Babe" Brown, Jr. (September 12, 1891 – June 10, 1963) was an decorated Vice admiral in the United States Navy during World War II and an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
John Herbert Brown Jr. was born on September 12, 1891 in Canton, Pennsylvania. He attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in 1914 with the rank of Ensign. He was also member of the Naval Academy football team and as a defender he helped the United States Naval Academy football team shut out seven opponents in 1913.
World War II
With the outbreak World War II, Brown rose to the rank of Vice admiral and played an important role in submarine operations in the South Pacific. He later became Director of Athletics and eventually Superintendent at the Naval Academy.
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