As Chairman for some 30 years he steered the federation through smpire Olympics. Personal[ edit ] Alderson was born 18 August at Balmaina Sydney suburb.
As President of the AOF, he played an important role in Melbourne's bid for the Summer Olympics as he was a member of the four-man bid delegation. Alderson was a regular rowing contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald.
He was Secretary from tochairman from to and president from to Harry Gordon wrote that he "returned disillusioned by the intrusion of nationalism and professionalism into the Olympics".