Class of 1983
Grand Slam Results
Once a major champion, and once a finalist
Contributions to Tennis
Clark was the first Secretary of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA)
Endowed a professorship at Kentucky’s Berea College in Mountain Agriculture (1920)
Humble, dignified, and born in Philadelphia’s historic Germantown section, Clarence Munroe Clark joined Fred Taylor to win the first United States Doubles Championship in 1881 at Newport, defeating Alexander van Rensselaer and Arthur Newbold, 6-5, 6-4, 6-5.
The following year in Newport, Clark attempted to add another trophy to the mantle, but fell in the singles final to Dick Sears, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0. He was a national singles semifinalist in 1884.
U.S. Nationals: F 1882
U.S. Nationals: W 1881