James Naismith

Jack James

Early Years

  • He was born November 6, 1861.
  • His parents were John and Margaret Naismith.
  • My dad died of Typhoid Fever.
  • Then 3 weeks later my mom died.
  • I lived with my grandma and after she died I lived with my uncle.


  • he went to Montreal mcGill University and Springfield College.
  • he married Muade e. Sherman as his wife
  • I have 5 kids
  • I invented basketball in 1891

Major Contributions

  • I invented basketball in 1891
  • i got a medical degree in 1894
  • I married Maude .E Sherman
  • I have 5 kids