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Jean, Count de Beaumont

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter, IOC member
SexMale
Full nameJean Robert Maurice•Bonin de la Boninière de Beaumont
Used nameJean, Count•de Beaumont
Born13 January 1904 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Died12 June 2002 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Title(s)Count
NOC France

Biography

Jean, Count de Beaumont was educated at the École des Roches and the École Libre des Sciences Politiques, and distinguished himself in French society as a politician, banker and businessman, journalist, novelist and sportsman. In 1923 he reached the finals of the 110 metre hurdles at the World Student Games, and in 1924 he competed in trap shooting at the Paris Olympics. He started his business career as an assistant manager on rubber plantations in Indo-China and following his return to France rose to become President of several companies operating in the Far East and South Africa. Because of his business interests on the African Continent he was the first IOC Member to actively promote Olympism in Africa. Count de Beaumont served as a Member of Parliament from 1936-40, later serving in World War II as a fighter pilot.

Jean, Count de Beaumont was co-opted onto the IOC in May 1951 and served until September 1990, after which he was an Honorary Member. He was also President of the French National Olympic Committee from 1967-71. He served the IOC on the Executive Board from 1968-74 and again from 1976-80. He was 2nd Vice-President from 1970-72 and 1st Vice-President from 1972-74. In the late 1960s he chaired a working group looking at IOC organization and age limits for its members.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) France 11
1928 Winter Olympics Skeleton (Bobsleigh) FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
Skeleton, Men (Olympic) DNS

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Member International Olympic Committee 1951—1990 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
President Comité national olympique et sportif français 1967—1971 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
President European Olympic Committees 1968—1980 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1968—1970 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
2nd Vice-President International Olympic Committee 1970—1972 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
1st Vice-President International Olympic Committee 1972—1974 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1976—1980 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1990—2002 FRA Jean, Count de Beaumont

Special Notes