Thomas Bayne Denègre

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Denegre on June 15, 1914

Thomas Bayne Denegre, Sr. (January 18, 1893 - June 1967) of New Orleans, Louisiana was captain of the Yale University sport rowing team.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on January 18, 1893 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was captain of the sport rowing team and graduated from Yale University in 1914.[2] He then attended Tulane Law School and practiced law in New Orleans. He married Alma Baldwin and had three children including Thomas Bayne Denegre, Jr.[3] He died in June 1967 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denegre Elected Captain, Snowdon Having Resigned.". New York Times. October 3, 1913. Retrieved 2011-03-24. Charles N. Snowdon of Pittsburgh, Penn., has resigned as Captain of the Yale 'Varsity crew and Thomas B. Denegre of New Orleans has been chosen to succeed him. This announcement, coming as a complete surprise, was made at a meeting of the Blue oarsmen to-night. 
  2. ^ The Pilgrim teacher quarterly. Congregational Publishing Society. 1919. Retrieved 2011-03-25. When Tom Denegre was captain of the crew at Yale, he did not row in the great race against Harvard — not because the coaches displaced him, not because he was sick, simply because in Denegre's opinion there was another man who could row ... 
  3. ^ "Thomas Bayne Denègre". Tulane University. Retrieved 2011-03-25. Thomas Bayne Denègre was a grandson of Joseph Jones M.D. (1833-1896) of the JonesJfamily of Liberty County, Georgia. Jones settled in New Orleans when he was appointed Chair of Chemistry and Clinical Medicine at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) after the Civil War. Denègre had a successful and well-publicized career at Yale University as captain of the crew team, and later entered the army during World War I and served as second lieutenant in France in 1918. He then attended Tulane Law School and practiced law in New Orleans. He married Alma Baldwin and had three children. Later in life, he moved to Biloxi, Mississippi and died there in 1967.