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Albert Gladstone

Full name: Albert Charles Gladstone
Gender: Male
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 28, 1886 in Hawarden, Flintshire, Great Britain
Died: March 2, 1967 in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: New College, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Albert Gladstone was the grandson of William Ewart Gladstone, the former Prime Minister, and at the age of 21 was the youngest member of the Leander crew that won the eights at the 1908 Olympics. Gladstone went up to Christ Church College, Oxford from Eton and rowed in the Oxford boat for four years (1906-09) but only in his last year were Oxford the winners. He was also a member of the Christ Church eight that won the Grand at Henley some four weeks before the 1908 Olympics. During the war, he served in Mesopotamia and Gallipoli and was Mentioned in Despatches three times. He was awarded the MBE in 1919 and then enjoyed a successful business career which, among the many important positions be held, including a directorship of the Bank of England from 1924 to 1947 and senior partnership of the East India merchants. Ogilivy, Gillanders & Company Inc. 1929, Albert Gladstone was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Flintshire and High Sheriff for the County of London and in 1935 became Chief Constable of Flint Castle. In 1945, on the death of his cousin, he succeeded to the Baronetcy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Leander Club-1 GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1908 Summer 21 London Rowing Leander Club GBR Final 7:52.0
1908 Summer 21 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 8:12.0
1908 Summer 21 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Round One Heat Two 8:10.0