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Bill Adam

Biographical information

TypeReferee
SexMale
Full nameRonald Forbes "Bill"•Adam
Used nameBill•Adam
Born30 October 1885 in Mumbai, Maharashtra (IND)
Died26 December 1982 in Faygate, West Sussex, England (GBR)
Title(s)2nd Baronet of Hankelow Court
NOC Great Britain

Biography

The son of a Scottish-born industrialist, who had bases in Lancashire and India, Bill Adam was born in Bombay (now Mumbai). He was educated at Eton, before going to the Royal Military Academy, from where he obtained his commission into the Royal Artillery in 1905. When World War I broke out, Adam was posted to India, and also served on the Western Front and in Italy. Having been awarded the OBE, in 1918 he was honoured with the Distinguished Service Order, and was mentioned in dispatches three times. After the War, he worked for the War Office, and then replaced his father as an Army instructor at Camberley. In 1940, he saw service with the British Expeditionary Force in Western Europe. Between 1941-46, Adam was adjutant-general to the British Forces, and between 1946-54 was director-general of the British Council. When he left the Army, he was a General, and Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB). Adam’s father-in-law was Frederick Islay Pitman, a three-time Cambridge rowing Blue.

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GBR Bill Adam
Architecture, Designs For Town Planning, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Music, Compositions For Orchestra, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Architecture, Architectural Designs, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Literature, Dramatic Works, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Music, Vocals, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Literature, Epic Works, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Literature, Lyric Works, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Painting, Applied Arts, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Reliefs, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Medals And Plaques, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge