General Charles Stedman (Chuck)
United States of America
Pittsburgh, United States of America
Baltimore, United States of America


Investment Banker, Civic Leader. Born in Edgewood, Pennsylvania, he entered Yale in 1916. He left school during World War I to serve as a 2nd lieutenant of field artillery. He graduated from Yale in 1920. He was captain of the tennis team at Yale and in 1920 he and R. Norris Williams were Wimbledon doubles champions, the first Americans to ever win at Wimbledon. He was also a member of the US Davis Cup team in 1920. After working for several companies in New York and Chicago, he moved to Baltimore in 1939 to become a managing partner of Alex. Brown & Sons. He also served as director or board member for a number of companies and associations. From 1945 to 1946 he was governor of the New York Stock Exchange. Between 1942 and 1956 he served on the board of several elite private schools in Baltimore, and from 1958 to 1968 he was chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins University. Garland Hall, the university's central administration building is named after Charles Garland. Charles died of heart failure at the age of 72. His funeral was held at the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. He was buried in the Groveland section of Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville, Maryland, but was dis-interred in 1982 to an unknown location.

Endearingly called “Chuck” by his fans and peers, Charles Stedman Garland was a right-handed tennis pro whose mark in tennis history includes being one of the first Americans to win the Wimbledon Doubles in 1920.

Garland was born in October 29, 1898 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the short time that he played professional tennis from 1918 to 1920, He was consistently among the Top Ten players in the world rankings, occupying the no.8 position every single time.

His triumphs include the Doubles Championship at Wimbledon in 1920; as well as the Intercollegiate Singles and Doubles the prior year, 1919.

Garland was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969 in view of his competence as a player, but most especially for his contribution as a United States Tennis Association (USTA) committee member.

Winning the Wimbledon Doubles was a triumphant move not only for Garland and for his partner, Dick Williams, but also for the American athletes in the 1920s. Finally dominating the top spot in the British championships event, Garland and Williams finally broke the icy record of America not being included in Wimbledon’s triumph list. A Yale man, Garland teamed up with Williams, who was a Harvardian, to beat Algernon Kingscote and James Parke, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2, in that decisive day in 1920.

After tennis, Garland established himself well in the finance world, working for the very first investment bank in the United States, called ‘Alex. Brown & Sons’. He was reputed to be a sharp and keen banker, heading the Investment Bankers’ Association as president before making it as a partner for the company.


Archive statistics 1910 - 1928

Tournament wins 1919 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1919 - Intercollegiate Championships (Amateur)

Tournaments US Open - 1928 US Open - 1926 Wimbledon - 1925 Cincinnati - 1924 US Open - 1923 US Open - 1922 US Clay Courts - 1922 US Open - 1921 Wimbledon - 1920 US Open - 1920 Queens Club Tournament - 1920 Midland Counties Championships - 1920 Wimbledon - 1919 US Open - 1919 Longwood Bowl - 1919 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1919 New York State Championships - 1919 Intercollegiate Championships - 1919 US Clay Courts - 1918 Western Pennsylvania Championships - 1918 US Open - 1917 US Clay Courts - 1917 US Open - 1916 US Clay Courts - 1916 US Open - 1915 US Open - 1910

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