Born: April 17, 1882 in Androsan, Scotland.
Died: November 19, 1965 in Winthrop, Massachusetts.


Between 1915 and 1928, George Lambie handled many of the games in which Bethlehem Steel participated, including National Cup finals in 1915 and 1919, and American Cup finals in 1916 and 1920. In 1915, the Bethlehem Globe described Lambie as one of the three greatest referees in American soccer (04/30/15).

Lambie came to the United States in 1908 and was naturalized in 1917. He married Bridget (Beat) Rourke on October 30, 1915. They had two children Margaret in 1921 and Catherine (Kay) in 1924.

Lambie operated his own plumbing and heating business for more than 50 years, until 1952. He had a stroke in 1952 and moved in to the home of his daughter Catherine shortly after.

He was also involved in the Order of Scottish Clans. Chief of the Clan Leindsay 125 in Cambridge, Mass. Chief of the Boston Caledonian Club and involved in the Caledonian Scottish Games held in West Roxbury.

Lambie is buried in Puritan Lawn Cemetary in Peabody, Mass.

Source: Great-granddaughter Meghan

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