Thomas Lipton

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Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, Bt, KCVO (10 May 1848 – 2 October 1931) was born in Scotland of Irish parents. He was a self-made man, merchant, and yachtsman, who created the famous Lipton tea brand and was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup.

Quotes about Thomas Lipton[edit]

  • The World's best loser
    • Said of him by American yachtsmen after his repeated failures to win the Americas Cup
    • Quoted in "Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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