Full name: Terence Robert Beaumont Sanders
Born: June 2, 1901 in Charleville, Cork, Ireland
Died: April 6, 1985 in Dorking, Surrey, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Terence Sanders, who was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, stroked the Cambridge boat in 1923, won the Stewards’ in 1922, 1923 and 1924 and was in the Leander eight that won the Grand in 1929. In 1925 he took up a post as lecturer in engineering at Cambridge University and maintained his interest in rowing by serving as honorary treasurer of the University Boat Club from 1928 to 1939. His uncle, Francis Beaumont, had also taken part in the event, in the 1870s, as a cox for Oxford. In 1929, Terence Sanders wrote The University Boat Race: Official Centenary History 1829-1929. He joined the Ministry of Supply in 1941 and in 1946 he was appointed Principal Director of Technical Development (Defense). After being awarded the CBE in 1950 he left the Army the following year with the rank of colonel. He later became Chairman of the Buckland Sand & Silica Co. and in 1967 he was appointed High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Surrey. He later served as proprietor of Buckland Estate, a family holding, until his death in 1985.
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