General Louis Straight
Clark
Male
United States of America
1925-02-10
Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
1995-02-10
Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States of America


About

From The Philadelphia Enquirer, 13 February 1995:

Louis Straight Clark, 70, a former executive of the John Wanamaker department stores who once roamed the world playing amateur tennis, died February 10, 1995 of complications of Parkinson’s disease at the Quadrangle, a life-care-community in Haverford.

In the 1950s and early 1960s, Mr Clark played tennis at a world-class level, three times representing the United States in Davis Cup competition. In 1952, perhaps his best year, he earned a 5-0 singles record against a powerful Australian team. A former college player at the University of Southern California, he once was ranked fourth in the world in singles and third in doubles, paired with Hal Burroughs.

A Californian by birth and inclination, Mr Clark moved to Philadelphia in the mid-1950s and settled down at Wanamaker’s, for which he eventually became a divisional vice president. In 1953, he married Barbara Jane Furlong. Settling on the Main Line, Mr Clark became a member of the Merion Cricket Club, where he continued to play high-level tennis. In 1977, he retired from business and went back to playing tennis full-time, until slowed by Parkinson’s disease.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa and Nina; a granddaughter; a sister; and a brother.



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Archive statistics 1943 - 1971
13
274
176


Tournament wins 1958 - Philadelphia Indoors (Open)
1957 - Adirondack Invitation (Amateur)
1956 - Philadelphia Indoors (Open)
1956 - Water Tower TC Hard Courts (Amateur)
1954 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1952 - Western India Championships (Amateur)
1952 - Wiesbaden Championships (Amateur)
1951 - South Florida (Open)
1951 - Kingston International Invitation (Amateur)
1951 - Priory Club (Amateur)
1951 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1951 - West of England Championships (Amateur)
1950 - Middle Atlantic Grass Courts (Amateur)


Tournaments Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1971 US Open - 1962 US Open Qualifying - 1962 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1962 Philadelphia Indoors - 1962 US Open - 1961 Cavalier Invitation - 1961 US Open - 1960 US International Indoor Championships - 1960 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1960 Cavalier Invitation - 1960 US Open - 1959 Cannes Championships - 1959 US International Indoor Championships - 1959 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1959 US Open - 1958 Cannes Gallia - 1958 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1958 Gallia - 1958 Philadelphia Indoors - 1958 US Open - 1957 Canadian International Championships - 1957 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1957 Adirondack Invitation - 1957 US Open - 1956 Newport Casino Tournament - 1956 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1956 Buffalo Indoor - 1956 Philadelphia Indoors - 1956 Water Tower TC Hard Courts - 1956 Newport Casino Tournament - 1955 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1955 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1955 US Open - 1954 Newport Casino Tournament - 1954 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1954 Cincinnati - 1954 Western States Championships - 1954 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1954 Australian Open - 1953 South Australian Championships - 1953 US Open - 1953 Newport Casino Tournament - 1953 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1953 Western States Championships - 1953 US vs. Australia exhibitions - 1953 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1953 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1953 San Antonio Invitation - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 US Open - 1952 New South Wales Championships - 1952 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1952 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1952 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1952 Western India Championships - 1952 Wiesbaden Championships - 1952 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1952 Priory Club - 1952 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1952 Velbert Invitational Tournament - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Monte Carlo - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 US Open - 1951 Bermuda Championships - 1951 Sugar Bowl - 1951 US Clay Courts - 1951 Italian International Championships - 1951 US International Indoor Championships - 1951 South of France Championships - 1951 Cuban Championships - 1951 Dixie Championships - 1951 West of England Championships - 1951 US vs. France Exhibition - 1951 South Florida - 1951 Coral Beach Club Invitation - 1951 Sicilian International Championships - 1951 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1951 Kingston International Invitation - 1951 Priory Club - 1951 US Open - 1950 California State Championship - 1950 Eastern Clay Court Championships - 1950 Sugar Bowl - 1950 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1950 Palm Springs - 1950 New York State Championships - 1950 Pan American Championships - 1950 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1950 US Open - 1949 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1949 Seabright Invitational - 1949 Cincinnati - 1949 Western States Championships - 1949 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1949 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1949 Intercollegiate Championships - 1949 US Open - 1948 California State Championship - 1948 Newport Casino Tournament - 1948 Seabright Invitational - 1948 Cincinnati - 1948 US Clay Courts - 1948 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1948 Intercollegiate Championships - 1948 Intercollegiate Championships - 1947 California State Championship - 1946 Southern California Championship - 1946 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1946 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1944 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1943

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