General William Jackson
Clothier
Male
United States of America
1881-09-27
Sharon Hill, PE, United States of America
1962-09-04
Philadelphia, United States of America


About

He was the ninth child and the fifth (and youngest) son of Isaac Hallowell Clothier and Mary Clapp Jackson.
Clothier reached the singles final of the United States Championships three times. In his first final appearance in 1904 he lost in three straight sets to compatriot Holcombe Ward. Two years later, in 1906, Clothier achieved his greatest success by emphatically beating Beals Wright in the final in three straight sets at the Newport Casino. This despite breaking his pelvic bone in a riding accident earlier that year. His last final appearance came in 1909 when he lost in five sets to William Larned who claimed his fifth singles title.

He was a member of the winning USA Davis Cup Team in 1905 and 1909 and won both his singles matches in the 1909 final against the British Isles.

Bill Clothier was elected as the first President of the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1954, holding that significant post until he retired three years later.

Together with his son, William J. Clothier II, they two won the national father-son title twice.

Clothier was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1956.



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Archive statistics 1896 - 1922
7
157
114


Tournament wins 1906 - US Open (Grandslam)
1906 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)
1903 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)
1902 - Longwood Bowl (Amateur)
1902 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)
1901 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)
1900 - Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship (Open)


Tournaments US Open - 1922 US Open - 1921 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1920 US Open - 1916 US Open - 1914 US Open - 1913 US Open - 1912 US Open - 1911 US Open - 1909 Davis Cup - Final - 1909 US Open - 1908 US Open - 1907 Middle States Championships - 1907 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1907 US Open - 1906 Longwood Bowl - 1906 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1906 Davis Cup - Semi-Finals - 1905-a Wimbledon - 1905 US Open - 1905 Queens Club Tournament - 1905 Davis Cup - Challenge Round - 1905 US Open - 1904 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1904 US Open - 1903 Longwood Bowl - 1903 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1903 Nahant Invitation Tournament - 1903 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1903 US Open - 1902 Longwood Bowl - 1902 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1902 US Open - 1901 Canadian International Championships - 1901 Sussex Championships - 1901 South of England Championships - 1901 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1901 US Open - 1900 Canadian International Championships - 1900 Middle States Championships - 1900 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1900 US Open - 1899 Longwood Bowl - 1899 Middle States Championships - 1899 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1899 US Open - 1898 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1898 US Open - 1897 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1897 US Open Consolation - 1897 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship Consolation - 1897 US Open - 1896

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