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Al Lambert

Full name: Albert Bond "Al" Lambert
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Born: December 6, 1875 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Died: November 12, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Trans-Mississippi Golf Association / Golf Club de Paris (FRA) / Glen Echo Country Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Golf

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although little known, Albert Lambert is one of the most distinguished of U.S. Olympians, and the reason the 1904 Olympics had a golf tournament. Lambert played in the 1900 Olympic golf event in Compiègne, France, finishing eighth. When plans were being made for the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Lambert and his father-in-law, Col. George McGrew, were instrumental in bringing golf to their own Glen Echo CC. Lambert, a left-handed golfer, played again and made it to the quarter-finals individually in addition to playing on the second-place team. Lambert’s most notable achievement in golf was winning the 1907 Missouri Amateur. In 1896, Lambert had taken over the family business, the Lambert Pharmacal Co. This later became Warner-Lambert, which marketed Listerine, invented by Al Lambert’s father. Lambert was also a pioneer in aviation in this country. In 1920 he purchased Kinoch Field, from which he flew bi-planes and balloons. He later donated the field to the city of St. Louis, and it eventually became Lambert International Airport, St. Louis' main airport. In 1927, when Charles Lindbergh made his trans-Atlantic flight, he was sponsored by a group of St. Louis businessmen. The group was started, and headed, by Albert Lambert. He was known in St. Louis as the "Dean of Aviation."

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 24 Paris Golf Men's Individual United States USA 8
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf Men's Individual United States USA 5T
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf Men's Team Trans-Mississippi Golf Association-2 USA 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TS R1S R2S HU/TP S
1900 Summer 24 Paris Golf United States Final Standings 8 189 94 95
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying 8 168
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round One 10T 86
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf United States Qualifying Round Two 5T 82
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf United States Round One Match #11 1 7 & 6
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf United States Round Two Match #6 1 1 up
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf United States Quarter-Finals Match #3 2

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank S
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf Trans-Mississippi Golf Association-2 USA Final Standings 2 175
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf Trans-Mississippi Golf Association-2 USA Round One 2 89
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Golf Trans-Mississippi Golf Association-2 USA Round Two 2 86