Full name: Lewis Clive
Born: September 8, 1910 in Tooting, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: August 2, 1938 in Gandesa, Tarragona, Spain
Affiliations: Thames Rowing Club, Putney (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
After winning the goblets at Henley in 1931 and 1932, Lewis Clive and Hugh Edwards were selected to compete in the coxless pairs at the 1932 Olympics where the pair, from Christ Church College, Oxford, scored a comfortable victory in the Olympic final at Long Beach, California. On leaving Eton, where he achieved the rare distinction of being captain of both the Oppidans and Boats, Clive rowed for Oxford in 1931 and 1932 but, most unusually, he declined an invitation to become a member of the Leander Club. Lewis Clive, whose father, Lieutenant Col. PA Clive o the Grenadier Guards, died on active service in 1918 was himself killed in action while fighting in the Spanish Civil War. He was a man of strong political views, serving as a Labour member of Kensington Borough Council and writing books and pamphlets for the new Fabian Society. He had plans to stand for Parliament and it was his political conviction that took him to Spain where he met his death at the age of 27, fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
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