Joseph Clark

Born:
November 30, 1861
Died:
April 14, 1956
Place of Birth:
Germantown, Pennsylvania
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1955
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 4

In the spring of 1883, Joseph Clark represented Harvard with vigor, earning singles and doubles titles at the first U.S. Intercollegiate Championships. Two years later, the Philadelphian won the U.S. Doubles Championships with Dick Sears. Thereafter, Clark turned his attention to administrative endeavors. He worked his way assiduously up the USNLTA ladder from Secretary to Vice President on up to the Presidency, demonstrating in the process that his off-court skills were also admirably sharp.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Semi-Finalist 1885-87
  • Doubles Champion 1885

Contributions

  • President of the USLTA 1889-91