Albert Bond LAMBERT

United States of America USA

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Paris 1900
  • Year of Birth
    1875
Olympic Results

Biography

Albert Bond LAMBERT

Although little known, Al Lambert is one of the most distinguished of U.S. Olympians, and the reason the 1904 Olympics had a golf tournament. Lambert played in the 1900 Olympic golf event in Compiègne, France, finishing eighth. When plans were being made for the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Lambert and his father-in-law, Col. George McGrew, were instrumental in bringing golf to their own Glen Echo CC. Lambert, a left-handed golfer, played again and made it to the quarter-finals individually in addition to playing on the second-place team. Lambert’s most notable achievement in golf was winning the 1907 Missouri Amateur. He played in the US Amateur in 1903 and 1905, losing in the first round both times.

In 1896, Lambert had taken over the family business, the Lambert Pharmacal Co. This later became Warner-Lambert, which marketed Listerine, invented by Al Lambert’s father. Lambert was also a pioneer in aviation in this country. In 1920 he purchased Kinoch Field, from which he flew bi-planes and balloons. He later donated the field to the city of St. Louis, and it eventually became Lambert International Airport, St. Louis' main airport. In 1927, when Charles Lindbergh made his trans-Atlantic flight, he was sponsored by a group of St. Louis businessmen. The group was started, and headed, by Al Lambert. He was known in St. Louis as the "Dean of Aviation".

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Louis 1904

#=5
Individual
Individual Golf
S
Team
Team Golf
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1900

#8
Individual
Individual Golf
G
Individual, Handicap
Individual, Handicap Golf