James Baxter (sportsman)

James Baxter
Full name James Baxter
Date of birth 8 June 1870
Place of birth Greenwich[1]
Date of death 4 July 1940
Place of death Rock Ferry, Cheshire[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Birkenhead Park FC[2]
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1900 EnglandEngland 3
Olympic medal record
Representing  Great Britain
1908 London 12 metre class

James Baxter (8 June 1870 – 5 July 1940) played rugby union for the English rugby union side between at the turn of the 20th century and won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics for sailing in the 12-metre class.

In 1927, he was president of the Rugby Football Union and managed the British and Irish Lions tour to Argentina in 1927 and the 1930 tour to New Zealand and Australia.


  1. 1 2 Profile on scrum.com
  2. Rugger – The History, Theory and Practice of Rugby Football: The History, Theory and Practice of Rugby Football, By W. W. Wakefield, H. P. Marshall, p422, 1928

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