Historical Campus Tour

Danforth Campus

James Butler Bushyhead Track

Bushyhead Track

Surrounding Francis Field is Bushyhead Track, an eight-lane 400-meter synthetic surface track named for James Butler Bushyhead, a 1938 graduate of the University.

James Butler Bushyhead
James Butler Bushyhead

While a student at Washington University, James Butler Bushyhead (1914-1982) was a sprinter on the track team. He graduated in 1938 with a journalism degree and served in the FBI during World War II. After a 40 year career with Moog Industries in St. Louis, he retired as president.