Joseph Clark

November 30, 1861
April 14, 1956
Place of Birth:
Germantown, Pennsylvania
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Year of Induction:
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


  • President of the USLTA 1889-91