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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Only man who got Nobel prize and Olympic Medel

Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker    MydeaMedia
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Philip Noel-Baker
Born1 November 1889
Died8 October 1982(1982-10-08) (aged 92)
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Silver1920 Antwerp1500 metres
Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker (1 November 1889 – 8 October 1982) was a British politician, diplomat, academic, an outstanding amateur athlete, and renowned campaigner for disarmament. He carried the British team flag and won an Olympic silver medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959.He is the only person to have won an Olympic medal and also received a Nobel Prize. He was a Labour member of parliament from 1929 to 1931 and then from 1936 to 1970, serving in several ministerial offices and the cabinet. He became a life peer in 1977.

 

 

Philip John Baker was born in Brondesbury Park, London. He was the sixth of seven children of his Canadian-born Quaker father, Joseph Allen Baker and Scottish-born mother, Elizabeth Balmer Moscrip. His father had moved to England in 1876 to set up a manufacturing business and himself served as a Progressive Party member of the London County Council from 1895 to 1906 and as Liberal Party member of the House of Commons for East Finsbury from 1905 to 1918. contius.....