Alfred Loomis (sailor)

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Alfred Loomis
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London 6 metre class

Alfred L. Loomis, Jr. (April 15, 1913 – September 7, 1994) was a pioneering investment banker and an American sailor and Olympic champion. He won the Bermuda race twice. In 1977, he was manager of the Independence-Courageous syndicate, the yachting team that successfully defended the America's Cup that year.

He competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he won a gold medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Uanoria, together with Herman Whiton, James Smith, Michael Mooney, who later married his daughter, Nancy, and James Weekes.[1]

He graduated from Harvard University in 1935[2] and from Harvard Law School in 1939.[3]

Family[edit]

He was the son of Alfred Lee Loomis and Elizabeth Ellen Farnsworth. He was married to the late Virginia Davis and has three daughters, Nancy Chance, of Austerlitz, N.Y.; Sabra Loomis, of New York City, and Candace Lake DiLello, of Ross, CA; a son, Alfred L. "Chip" Loomis, III, of New York City; a brother, the late Henry Loomis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Sailing" Archived 2007-08-30 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 31, 2008)
  2. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/information/history/olympians
  3. ^ a b "Alfred Loomis Jr., Olympic Sailor, 81". NY Times. September 13, 1994. Retrieved 22 February 2018.