Bob Huntington

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Bob Huntington
Robert Palmer Huntington.jpg
Full name Robert Palmer Huntington, Jr.
Country (sports)  United States
Born January 15, 1869
Louisville, KY
Died March 12, 1949(1949-03-12) (aged 80)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1890, 1902)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1891, 1892)

Robert Palmer Huntington Jr. (January 15, 1869 in New York – March 12, 1949) was an American tennis player. He was the grandson of New York born Indiana pioneer Judge Elisha Mills Huntington.


In 1891 and 1892 he won the men's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships together with compatriot Oliver Campbell.[1] In the singles tournament he reached the semifinals in 1890, losing to his doubles partner and eventual champion Oliver Campbell, and again more than a decade later in 1902, losing in four sets to Malcolm Whitman. Huntington also reached the quarterfinals in 1899 and 1903.

In 1890 he won the singles title at the New England Championship.

Huntington is a graduate from Yale University (1891) and won the intercollegiate tennis singles title in 1889.[2] He worked as an architect at Hoppin, Koen & Huntington from 1896 until retirement in 1909.[3]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1891 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell United States Valentine Hall
United States Clarence Hobart
6–3, 6–4, 8–6
Winner 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell United States Edward L. Hall
United States Valentine Hall
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1893 U.S. Championships Grass United States Oliver Campbell United States Clarence Hobart
United States Fred Hovey
3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6

Architectural works

Huntington joined the architectural firm of Francis L.V. Hoppin (1867-1941) and Terence A. Koen (1858-1923) after a period with J.P. Morgan. He became a full partner in 1902, and they practiced together until he retired in 1908. The firm was based in Manhattan, New York and is known for police stations, fire stations and dignified town houses in the Beaux Arts Style. Huntington, who was independently wealthy, owned 300 acres on the Hudson River at Staatsburg, New York where he designed and built his residence, Hopeland House, a thirty-five room Tudor Revival mansion. In addition, he designed his own house in rural Hampton County, South Carolina; his house there at Gravel Hill Plantation, a National Register of Historic Places property, is his only known work south of New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Campbell and Huntington" (PDF). The New York Times. August 25, 1892. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "History of the Ivy League". Council of Ivy League Presidents. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Yale University Obituary Record 1948-1949" (PDF). Yale University. January 1, 1950. p. 18. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Bryan, John (November 6, 2009). "National Register of Historic Places nomination form - Gravel Hill Plantation" (PDF). South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved October 9, 2013.

External links

  • Tennis Archives profile
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