Arthur Palmer Jr. '48
Year Inducted: 1971
Arthur Palmer, Jr. ’48 is still regarded as one of the best players in Brown tennis history. He was ranked 15th among the East’s juniors in 1941 and jumped to the number three spot in 1942. He played first singles for Brown in 1942 and, after returning from the service, he over the number one position on the 1946 team. Palmer again led the Bruins in 1947, winning the Exton Tournament and defeating Henri Salaun who, later that year, won the New Englands. In the summer of 1941, Palmer played against Jack Kramer and Ted Schroeder in the national doubles. Still active in tennis, Palmer and his partner have won the RI Doubles 16 times in the past 20 years and in New England competition have won the singles three times and the doubles on seven occasions. Palmer coached at Brown from 1950 through 1965.