James Baxter
James Baxter rugby 1930.jpg
Baxter in New Zealand in 1930
Birth nameJames Baxter
Date of birth8 June 1870
Place of birthRock Ferry, England[1][2]
Date of death4 July 1940
Place of deathRock Ferry, England[2]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Birkenhead Park FC[3] ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1900 England 3
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1908 London 12 metre

James Baxter (8 June 1870 – 5 July 1940) was an English rugby union player and manager.[4]

Baxter was also a crew member of the British boat Mouchette, which won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics for sailing in the 12-metre class.[5]

In 1927, he was president of the Rugby Football Union and managed the British and Irish Lions tour to Argentina in 1927 and the 1930 tour to New Zealand and Australia.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "James Baxter". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Bim Baxter". Scrum.com.
  3. ^ W. W. Wakefield, H. P. Marshall (2013) [1928] Rugger – The History, Theory and Practice of Rugby Football: The History, Theory and Practice of Rugby Football. Read Books. ISBN 1447486536. p. 422
  4. ^ "James Baxter". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association.