Richard Field Conover

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Richard Field Conover (November 20, 1858 – June 5, 1930) was an American tennis player, lawyer and real estate manager.

Richard Field Conover
Country (sports) United States
Born(1858-11-20)November 20, 1858
South Amboy, New Jersey
DiedJune 5, 1930(1930-06-05) (aged 71)
Charleston, South Carolina
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenSF (1883)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenQF (1882, 1883, 1884)

LifeEdit

Conover was born in South Amboy, New Jersey the son of Francis Stevens Conover and Helen Stockton Field. He was a grandson of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

As a tennis player, Conover took part in the first stagings of the US Championships in between 1881 and 1884. In 1883 he reached the semifinals which he lost to James Dwight.[1]

After graduating from Princeton University and Columbia Law School, he practiced law at Newark for a short while before moving to Texas where he engaged in ranching. Conover there met his wife, Cornelia Fitzhugh, whom he married on September 11, 1895. They had three children: Carroll Fitzhugh Conover (b. circa June 1896), Helen Field Conover (b. 21 March 1898) and Alida Van Rensselaer Conover (b. 6 February 1900).[2]

In 1900, Conover moved to Bay City, Michigan where he concentrated on managing his wife's real estates in Bay County.

In the 1920s, he lived at New Port Richey, Florida. He died on June 5, 1930 at Charleston, South Carolina at age 71.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  • "Richard Field Conover". bay-journal.com. December 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  1. ^ "Richard Field Conover". tennisarchives.com. Retrieved 11 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Richard Field Conover". ancestry.com. Retrieved 11 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)