Titled athlete and bride

Here’s one more photo from the March 27 1929 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:


Lord David Burghley (1905-1981) eventually became David Cecil, the 6th Marquess of Exeter. His marriage to Lady Mary Theresa Montagu Douglas Scott (shown here) produced four children and ended in divorce in 1946.

The Marquess stayed involved in athletics, and eventually became the president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). In this role, he presented the gold medals in the 200-metre dash at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and appeared in the photo of the two American medallists raising their hands in a Black Power salute. (He’s wearing the red blazer.)

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