Kenneth Macdonald Beaumont

Kenneth MacDonald Beaumont
Figure Skating
1920 Antwerp Olympics

Kenneth MacDonald Beaumont was born on 10th February 1884 in Blackheath. He served in the Army Service Corps in the First World War, reaching the rank of Major and being awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1918 for his services during the capture of Jerusalem. He represented Great Britain in the 1920 Antwerp Games, in the singles and with his wife, Margaret Beaumont, in the mixed pairs figure skating. He went on to serve as a referee or judge at the World Figure Skating Championships, the European Figure Skating Championships, and the Winter Olympics Games. He also served as President of the National Skating Association of Great Britain from 1956 to 1966.

In his professional life he was a prominent lawyer, specialising in aviation law, and was the UK representative on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He died on 24th April 1965.

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