Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman

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Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman

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Hirschman (far right) at the 1912 Olympics
2nd General Secretary of FIFA
In office
1906–1931
Preceded by Louis Muhlinghaus
Succeeded by Ivo Schricker
Personal details
Born 16 February 1877
Medan
Died 26 June 1951(1951-06-26) (aged 74)
Amsterdam
Nationality Dutch
Occupation banker

Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman [1] (1877 – 1951), known as Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschman, [2] was a Dutch banker, co-founder of FIFA in 1904 and the 2nd General Secretary of FIFA, serving from 1906 to 1931. [3] In 1912 he was also one of the founders of the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC). [4]

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