Nelson Margetts – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nelson Margetts
Nation United States United States
birthday 27. May 1879
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah
date of death 17. April 1932
Sterbeort San Francisco, California
Career
discipline Polo
medal table
Olympic Rings Olympic games
Bronze Antwerp 1920 Polo

Nelson Emery Margetts (May 27, 1879 Salt Lake City, Utah – April 17, 1932 San Francisco, California) was an American polo player and officer.

Nelson Margetts completed his military training in 1909 and quickly rose through the ranks in the United States Army. From 1916 to 1917 he served as General John Pershing’s aide-de-camp, and a year later he held the rank of colonel in the artillery. In the years 1927 to 1929 he was in the Inspectors General Department employed. Finally, in 1930, he was honorably discharged from military service.

A great passion of Margetts was polo, in which he won numerous tournaments both in his home country and in the Far East. At the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, he was part of the US polo team, which also consisted of Arthur Harris, Terry de la Mesa Allen and Jack Montgomery. After losing their first game 3-13 to Spain, the USA beat Belgium 8-3 to secure the bronze medal. Margetts played both games in the number 4 position.

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