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Lewis Luxton

Full name: Lewis Luxton
Gender: Male
Born: September 12, 1910 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: November 9, 1985 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Affiliations: Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Father-in-law of Judith Hudson.

Biography

Lewis Luxton succeeded to the IOC in 1956 upon the death of [his father], a long-time IOC Member. The younger attended Cambridge University where he stroked the winning eight in The Boat Race, and represented Great Britain in rowing at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He also swam at Cambridge and represented Britain in swimming at the 1930 World Student Games. Luxton became president of Shell Oil Company in Australia and enjoyed a successful business career. He also served as Deputy Chairman of the 1956 Olympic Organizing Committee. Luxton was an IOC Member from 1956-74, and was then made an Honorary Member. He attended 14 of 29 possible IOC Sessions during his term, a difficult trip for him in that era because of the travel to and from Europe and Australia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Rowing Great Britain GBR Final 6:40.8
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:49.0
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 6:34.4