Zedtwitz, Waldemar von

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Name
Zedtwitz, Waldemar von Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°20 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°56'



Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.

Categories

  • 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)