Lawrence Baker

June 20, 1890
October 15, 1980
Place of Birth:
Lowdensville, South Carolina
United States
United States
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Very few individuals were as steadfastly loyal to the United States Lawn Tennis Association (now known as the USTA) as Baker. Not only was he President of the association, but he also served as General Counsel from 1952 until 1970. Moreover, he was captain of the United States Davis Cup team which defeated Canada in 1953. Founder of the National Tennis Foundation, he was the winner of the National Senior Grass Court Doubles Championship in 1937. Baker was a prominent USLTA official for nearly four decades.

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1953
  • National Senior Grass Court Doubles Champion 1937


  • USTA Officer 1932
  • USTA President 1948-50
  • Founder of the National Tennis Foundation