Full name: JosÃ© Pablo Eustaquio Manuel Francisco EscandÃ³n y BarrÃ³n
Born: May 4, 1856 in Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Mexico
Died: March 31, 1926 in Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Mexico
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
The oldest of six children born to wealthy industrialist and landowner Antonio EscandÃ³n, Pablo, like his siblings, inherited a fortune and amongst his assets were two farms in the Mexican State of Morelos of which he later became the Governor between 1908-11. He served in the Mexican military and was the Presidentâs Chief of Staff and was the translator at the historic meeting in 1909 between US President William Taft and Porfirio Diaz, the Mexican President. It was the first ever meeting between the Presidents of the two countries.
Pablo EscandÃ³n was educated at the prestigious Stonyhurst Jesuit College in Lancashire, England, and then later continued his education in France. The three EscandÃ³n brothers, Pablo, [Manuel] and [Eustaquio] were excellent horsemen and they formed a team, along with their American friend [William Wright], to compete in the 1900 Paris Olympics. They played just one game, losing 8-0 to the BLO Polo Club, but hey shared the bronze medal with the Bagatelle Club of Paris as there was no third-placed match.
Pablo and his brother Manuel owned El Chateau Coubert on the outskirts of Paris. It was set in 502 hectares of land which they converted into polo and hunting grounds
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