James Cleveland Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American athlete. He was from Oakville, Alabama and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He won four NCAA Championships in 1935 and 1936. At the 1936 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x100 relay. He died of lung cancer in Tucson, Arizona.
- "Jesse Owens Dies of Cancer at 66; Hero of the 1936 Berlin Olympics". The New York Times. 1980-04-01. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0912.html. Retrieved 2012-07-21.