Thomas Lipton

(1848-1931) British tea merchant and yacht racer

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.

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton in 1909

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
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