George Burt (fencer)

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Sir George Mowlem Burt (10 January 1884 – 1 September 1964) was a British businessman and fencer, as well as a descendant of George Burt and John Mowlem. Born in Westminster, he was educated at Clifton College, where he first took up fencing. He later competed in the individual and team épée events at the 1920 Summer Olympics, being eliminated in the first round in both competitions. Running his predecessor's construction firm, he involved himself in numerous projects, including the building of the BBC headquarters and the Port of London Authority building, as well as the rebuilding of Buckingham Palace following World War II. He was knighted by George VI of the United Kingdom in 1942 and died in 1964 in Blindley Heath, Surrey.[1]

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  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (June 2016). "George Burt Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.