James Baxter (sportsman)

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James Baxter (sportsman) : biography

8 June 1870 – 5 July 1940

James Baxter (8 June 1870 – 5 July 1940) played rugby union for the English rugby union side between at the turn of the 20th century and won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics for sailing in the 12-metre class.

In 1927, he was president of the Rugby Football Union and managed the British and Irish Lions tour to Argentina in 1927 and the 1930 tour to New Zealand and Australia.