Albert Buckman Wharton, Jr.: American rancher, polo player (born: 1909 - died: 1963) | Biography
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Albert Buckman Wharton, Jr.
American rancher, polo player

Albert Buckman Wharton, Jr.

Albert Buckman Wharton, Jr.
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Intro American rancher, polo player
A.K.A. Buster Wharton
Was Athlete Polo player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 August 1909, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Death 28 May 1963, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA (aged 53 years)
Star sign Leo
Mother: Electra Waggoner
Children: Albert Buckman Wharton III
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Albert Buckman Wharton Jr. (a.k.a. Buster Wharton) (August 8, 1909 – May 28, 1963) was an American rancher and polo player.

Early life

Albert Buckman Wharton Jr. was born on August 8, 1909, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His mother, Electra Waggoner, was a socialite and heiress to the Waggoner Ranch. His father, Albert Buckman Wharton, was a horsebreeder and a member of the Wharton family from Philadelphia. His parents met while they were traveling separately in the Himalayas. His maternal grandfather was William Thomas Waggoner and his maternal great-grandfather was Daniel Waggoner.


Wharton became a polo player. He built polo fields on the Waggoner Ranch. It was known as El Ranchito Polo Club and ran polo tournaments. He played alongside polo champion Cecil Smith at the ranch.

Personal life

Wharton was married several times. His last wife was Lula Waggoner.


He died of cirrhosis of the liver on May 28, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. He was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. He left his estate to his last wife. However, his son's mother sued her for four years, until the estate finally went to his son, who inherited it in 1970.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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