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It's not Teddy Roosevelt, though it should be. I'm pretty sure he wasn't a lawyer.

I'm going to keep with the Supreme Court theme: Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.
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Neither Teddy nor OWHJ.

8. I'm possibly best known for two pastimes: card playing and sailing.
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Charles Goren?
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Not Mr. Bridge.

9. I won the America's Cup three times.
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Well the America's Cup clue should give it away, but I know nothing about sailing except don't fall in, so I'll continue with a card player guess.

Any other bridge player would be too obscure except for Omar Sharif and he's too young and too foreign.

So a poker player? But from the background, he sounds like a rich guy, and I don't associate poker with born rich guys.

And he's best known for these activities, so he isn't someone primarily famous for something else which should really narrow the field down.

But I'm still stuck.

How about the original Vanderbilt, whatever his first name was? Rich, the train connection, Gloria Vanderbilt designer connection, and I think there's a sailing connection there too. Not sure about the card playing though.
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On Dec 21, 2019, landmark wrote:
Well the America's Cup clue should give it away, but I know nothing about sailing except don't fall in, so I'll continue with a card player guess.

Any other bridge player would be too obscure except for Omar Sharif and he's too young and too foreign.

So a poker player? But from the background, he sounds like a rich guy, and I don't associate poker with born rich guys.

And he's best known for these activities, so he isn't someone primarily famous for something else which should really narrow the field down.

But I'm still stuck.

How about the original Vanderbilt, whatever his first name was? Rich, the train connection, Gloria Vanderbilt designer connection, and I think there's a sailing connection there too. Not sure about the card playing though.



There you go, Landmark...Harold Vanderbilt essentially invented contract (as opposed to auction) bridge.
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Harold Vanderbilt it is.

Not the original Vanderbilt, who in most people's minds would likely have been Cornelius.

Gloria's great grandfather (William Henry - "Billy") was Harold's grandfather; hence, second cousins once removed.

As Lobo mentioned, Harold essentially invented contract bridge while sailing through the Panama Canal. What he did, in a nutshell, was to come up with a scoring method different from that of auction bridge, with bonuses for games bid and made, and slams bid and made, as well as the idea of vulnerability, which increases the rewards and penalties.

Later clues would have mentioned his familial affiliation with a private university in the SEC, and his service on the board of directors of his family's railroad holdings. And, perhaps, his having won the trophy named after himself.
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On Dec 21, 2019, landmark wrote:
Well the America's Cup clue should give it away, but I know nothing about sailing except don't fall in, so I'll continue with a card player guess.

Any other bridge player would be too obscure except for Omar Sharif and he's too young and too foreign.

So a poker player? But from the background, he sounds like a rich guy, and I don't associate poker with born rich guys.

And he's best known for these activities, so he isn't someone primarily famous for something else which should really narrow the field down.

But I'm still stuck.

How about the original Vanderbilt, whatever his first name was? Rich, the train connection, Gloria Vanderbilt designer connection, and I think there's a sailing connection there too. Not sure about the card playing though.

There you go, Landmark...Harold Vanderbilt essentially invented contract (as opposed to auction) bridge.

See, Lobo? I told you that you should participate in this thread.
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Yeah, I was totally unaware of Harold. And Cornelius, surprising to me, was born too early--1794 according to ERW! BTW, I thought Ely Culbertson was the contract bridge originator.
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BTW, I thought Ely Culbertson was the contract bridge originator.

That what he wanted you to think!
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And his diabolical plan worked.

I don't know if that counts as a win on my part, but if it does, I'll pass it onwards.
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1. I was born into a low income family.
2. Worked as a radio sports commentator.
3. My father nicknamed me “Dutch”.
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Not Mr. Schultz.
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Even I know that one, pretty sure. But I'll shut up for awhile.
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I know only two other Dutches.

Dutch Meyer?
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4. I did motivational speaking for GE.
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I had a sneaking suspicion this would be too easy!

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