January 4, 1874|
July 31, 1948|
Manhattan, New York
George Townsend Adee (January 4, 1874 – July 31, 1948) was an American football player and tennis official.
Born in Stonington, Connecticut, Adee attended Yale University where he was the quarterback of the school's football team. In 1894, he was selected as one of eleven players named to the 1894 College Football All-America Team. He served in the U.S. Army in the Spanish–American War and World War I. Adee was also a competitive tennis player who appeared six times US Championships singles between 1903 and 1909. In 1964, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for his contributions as an administrator. He served as the president of the United States Tennis Association from 1916–1919, and was also a member of the Davis Cup and Amateur Rules Committees. Adee died in New York, New York in 1948 at age 74.
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