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Arthur Page

Full name: Arthur Page
Gender: Male
Born: March 9, 1876 in Westminster, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 1, 1958 in Hildenborough, Kent, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Jeu De Paume

Biography

Sir Arthur Page was educated at Harrow and then Magdalen College, Oxford where he studied Classics. He played cricket for Harrow against Eton at Lord’s in 1894 and 1895 and was also a member of the school football team. At Oxford he was a real tennis (jeu de paume) Blue in 1897 and 1899, when he won the doubles playing with his future Olympic team-mate [Edwin Biedermann]. Despite not gaining a cricket Blue, he played nine first-class cricket matches between 1898 and 1904, when he opened the batting for the MCC against the touring South African’s at Lord’s in his final First Class game. Page was a an excellent fives player and was a member of the Great Britain jeu de paume team at the 1908 London Olympics where he reached the semi-final before losing to the eventual champion [Jay Gould] of the United States. In the third-place play-off match Page lost to fellow Briton, [Neville Lytton].

A former QC, Page was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1901 and was for a while Prosecuting Counsel for the Treasury. He also practised common law and was involved in the Indian legal system. He unsuccessfully stood as a Conservative candidate for Derby in the 1910 General Election, and in 1915 left his practice to become an able seaman with the R.N.V.R. before transferring to the Royal Marine Artillery where he served in France and Flanders. He returned to his practice after the War and took Silk in 1922 and the following year was appointed a Judge of the Calcutta High Court. He was knighted in 1930 and also became Chief Justice of the Burma High Court, a position he held until his retirement in 1936. Page was also a prolific writer and penned many books on a wide variety of subjects,

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 32 London Jeu De Paume Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 32 London Jeu De Paume Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 2 1908-05-23 Lytton (GBR) 3, Page (GBR) 0 0
1908 Summer 32 London Jeu De Paume Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1908-05-21 Gould (USA) 3, Page (GBR) 0 0
1908 Summer 32 London Jeu De Paume Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1908-05-19 Page (GBR) 3, Palmer (GBR) 1 3
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