George Adee

George Adee

Class of 1964


Career Achievements

Contributions to Tennis

  • USNLTA President, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919
  • USNLTA Chairman, Davis Cup Committee
  • USNLTA Chairman, Amateur Rules Committee
Citizenship: USA Born: January 4, 1874 in Stonington, Connecticut Died: July 31, 1948

George Adee, an outstanding amateur tennis player in the 1900s, as well as an All-American quarterback at Yale University, became Chairman of the U.S. Davis Cup Committee, the USNLTA Amateur Rules Committee, and other prominent American tennis activities. He was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum for those endeavors. Adee also served as President of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) for four years (1916-19). He played in the U.S. Championships six times (1903-1909) and served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War and World War I.