General Roger Marie Robert
Danet
Male
France
1899-05-00
Paris, France
1974-05-08
Paris, France


About

Roger Danet was born in Paris in May 1899, the son of Eugène Charles Henri Danet (b. 1874), a doctor of law and lawyer at the Court of Appeal in Paris, and Marie Marcelle Augustine Danet (née Engrand; 1877-1958). Marie Danet was also a lawn tennis player as well as being a gifted landscape artist; from 1899, she exhibited her works at the Salon des artistes français (Salon of French Artists) in Paris.

Like his father before him, Roger Danet studied law and later practised as a lawyer, notably at the Tribunal Civil de la Seine, a French civil court. Roger Danet enjoyed his greatest success at lawn tennis in the 1920s. During the early part of the decade, he sometimes partnered Suzanne Lenglen in the mixed doubles event at tournaments. They were once rumoured to be engaged to each other, but Lenglen never married.

On 3 June 1930, Roger Danet married the journalist Marie Élisabeth Jeanne Clerc (1909-77) in the French port city of Le Havre, of which Marie Clerc was a native. Their children included the journalist and sportsman Alain Danet (1931-2006) and the lawyer Guy Danet (1933-2004). Roger and Élisabeth Danet later divorced.

In later life Roger Danet was a member of the committee of the Racing Club de France in Paris, and subsequently its vice-president and president; a member of the council of the French Golf Federation; a member of the committee of the Automobile Club de France; a member of the Saint-Cloud Country Club; and a member of the management committee of the French Rugby Federation. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1955 and an Office of the Legion of Honour in 1967.

Roger Danet died in his home at 9 Boulevard Raspail in Paris in May 1974. He was 75.



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Archive statistics 1912 - 1932
9
146
90


Tournament wins 1929 - Houlgate (Amateur)
1924 - Vichy (Amateur)
1923 - Pourville (Amateur)
1923 - Vichy (Amateur)
1922 - Boulogne (Amateur)
1922 - Étretat (Amateur)
1922 - Lille (Amateur)
1920 - Critérium de France (Amateur)
1912 - Étretat (Amateur)


Tournaments Menton - 1932 Roland Garros - 1931 Étretat - 1931 Casablanca - 1930 Houlgate - 1930 Hungarian International Championships - 1930 Roland Garros - 1929 Deauville - 1929 Houlgate - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Roland Garros - 1928 Austrian International Championships - 1928 French Covered Court Championships - 1928 Biarritz - 1928 Deauville - 1928 Scheveningen - 1928 Wimbledon - 1927 Roland Garros - 1927 Coupe de Noel - 1927 Vichy - 1927 Roland Garros - 1926 Coupe de Noel - 1926 Paris International Championships - 1926 Roland Garros - 1925 Biarritz - 1925 Pourville - 1925 Vittel - 1925 Coupe Chelli - 1925 Coupe de Noel - 1924 Biarritz - 1924 Houlgate - 1924 Oostende - 1924 French National Championships - 1924 Lac Léman Championships (Grand Hôtel) - 1924 Vichy - 1924 Cannes Championships - 1923 Paris International Championships - 1923 World Hardcourt Championships - 1923 Deauville - 1923 Pourville - 1923 French National Championships - 1923 Étretat - 1923 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1923 Vichy - 1923 Lille - 1922 Le Touquet - 1922 Biarritz - 1922 Boulogne - 1922 Le Havre - 1922 Étretat - 1922 Marseille Autumn - 1922 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1922 Coupe de Noel - 1921 World Hardcourt Championships - 1921 French National Championships - 1921 Étretat - 1921 French Covered Court Championships - 1920 World Hardcourt Championships - 1920 Deauville - 1920 Étretat - 1920 Critérium de France - 1920 Coupe de Noel - 1919 French Covered Court Championships - 1919 Racing Club de France Tournament - 1919 French Switzerland Championships - 1914 Étretat - 1912

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