John P. Carmichael (October 16, 1902 in Madison, Wisconsin - June 6, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois) was a sportswriter who began his career with the Milwaukee Leader in 1924. He moved to Chicago in 1927, where he wrote for the Chicago Herald-Examiner for a spell and the Chicago Daily News - where his column "The Barbershop" ran for 38 years. He also served as editor for the Who's Who in the Major Leagues from 1938 to 1954.
He retired in 1972 and was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in 1974.