John Jachym

John Jachym
John Jachym

Year Inducted
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Horace Greeley

John James Jachym had a very distinguished career in many fields, including baseball and golf. He was born in the state of Ohio on May 9, 1918, and spent a great deal of his youth growing up on a dairy farm in South Dayton. "Living on a dairy farm is one of the best ways of maturing," said Jachym.

After graduating from South Dayton, Jachym entered the University of Missouri in 1936 and graduated in 1940 with a degree in journalism. While in Missouri, Jachym competed for the Tigers in baseball.

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