(1850–1931), Scottish merchant and yachtsman; full name Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, 1st Baronet. He worked at a number of jobs in the US before he developed a chain of food stores in Scotland. He then invested in tea and coffee and had some of it packed in the US. Also noted for his yachts, he entered five of them (unsuccessfully) in the America’s Cup races.
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Syllabification: Lip·ton, Sir Thomas
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