Zedtwitz, Waldemar von
|Birthname||W. Konrad Ernst Anton Wilhelm Ferdinand Freifrau v|
|born on||8 May 1896 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°25' 01°20 Asc. 24°56'|
German-born American bridge player and administrator, a friend of Harold Vanderbilt, the inventor of contract bridge. Von Zedtwitz became an early and enthusiastic competitor and promoter of the game, including a tour of Europe. He was 1932 president of the American Bridge League, one of the organizations whose merger established the American Contract Bridge League in 1937. The ACBL credits him with saving it by his emergency service as president in 1948 and 1949. He was a founder of the World Bridge Federation. Waldemar von Zedtwitz died on 5 October 1984, aged 88.
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
- Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Contract bridge)
- Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (Contract bridge administrator)