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.
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Quotes about Thomas Lipton
- 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