William McChesney Martin

Born:
March 11, 1915
Died:
July 27, 1998
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
1982

While the world at large recognized William McChesney Martin for his stature in serving the United States government, the tennis world recognized him for his generosity in helping the game however and whenever he could. A president of the National Tennis Foundation and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, he became honorary chairman of the Hall of Fame in 1992, six years before his death. Martin was married to Cynthia Davis, the daughter of Davis Cup donor Dwight Davis.

Contributions

  • President of the National Tennis Foundation
  • President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board 1951-70