Richard H. Palmer

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Richard Palmer
Full nameRichard Holkins Palmer
Country (sports) United States
BornMarch 14, 1876
Jersey City, New Jersey
DiedNovember 14, 1931(1931-11-14) (aged 55)
Ridgewood, New Jersey [1]
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQF (1907, 1909)

Richard Holkins Palmer (1876–1931)[1] of Ridgewood, New Jersey, was an American tennis player.[2]


He was born on March 14, 1876 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Harriet Jane Holkins and Frederick Eugene Palmer. He married Marion Louise Aiken and they lived in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He died November 14, 1931 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Tennis career[edit]

Palmer reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Championships in 1907 and 1909. In 1908, he cracked the U.S. singles Top 10, coming in at No. 10. A lefty, he was known as The New Jersey Southpaw.

At the tournament now known as the Cincinnati Masters, Palmer made six finals appearances: three each in singles and doubles. He won two singles titles (1910 & 1911) and two doubles titles (1909 with Carlton R. Gardner, and 1910 with Wallace Johnson).

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Richard H. Palmer at Find a Grave
  2. ^ "Palmer Loses to Watson in Challenge Round for Ridgewood Singles". New York Times. September 15, 1907.