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Gilbert Colgate

Gilbert Colgate

Gilbert Colgate
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Bobsledder
Was Athlete Bobsledder
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 December 1899, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 9 October 1965, New York City, New York, U.S.A. (aged 65 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Gilbert Bayard "Gil" Colgate, Jr. (December 21, 1899 – October 9, 1965) was an American businessman and bobsledder who competed in the 1930s. He won the bronze medal in the two-man event at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with teammate Richard Lawrence. He was born and died in New York City.

Colgate, a 1922 Yale University graduate, and brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi chapter); was also one of five children of Gilbert Colgate, Sr., who was the great-grandson of William Colgate, who founded what is now the Colgate-Palmolive Company. He served as a director of the Colgate company and was chairman of the Colgate-Larson Aircraft Company. Gil Colgate was concerned about the population explosion and became one of the founders of Planned Parenthood.

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