Rodolphe L. Agassiz

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Rodolphe Louis Agassiz (September 3, 1871 - July 31, 1933) was a ten goal polo champion who participated in the 1902 International Polo Cup. He later became chairman of the board of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on September 3, 1871 to Alexander Emanuel Agassiz (1835–1910) and Anna Russell (1840–1873). His brothers were George Russell Agassiz (1861-1951) and Maximillian Agassiz (1871–1943).[2]

He graduated from Harvard University.

In 1888 he was thrown from his horse in Newport, Rhode Island.[3] He died on July 31, 1933.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "R. L. Agassiz Dead. Mining Financier. Chairman of Board of Calumet and Hecla and Director of Many Corporations. Famous As Polo Player. More Recently Active, as Hunter and Fisherman Broke With Republican Party in 1928". New York Times. August 1, 1933. Retrieved 2011-03-26. "Louis Agassiz, chairman of the board of the Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company, director in many banks and corporations and a famous polo player ..." 
  2. ^ The Guide to Nature. 1910. "Alexander's three sons are George R., Maximilian and Rodolphe L. Rodolphe is the famous polo player of the family and is as devoted to business as to sport." 
  3. ^ "Mr. Agassiz Thrown From His Pony And Seriously Injured". New York Times. July 19, 1888. Retrieved 2011-03-26. "A very exciting polo match took place this afternoon, and just at the finish Rudolph Agassiz was thrown from his pony and quite seriously injured. He rode into E.L. Winthrop with such force as to knock his pony down. ..."