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William T. TILDEN

Mike (View posts)
Posted: 1037989176000
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Hello Tilden researchers,

Can someone out there help me solve a small Tilden mystery?

My Grandmother had this old news clipping of William T. TILDEN in her
family bible.
I am not sure if he was a relation to her? But, I find it intriguing that
she would have retained this clipping, if he was not somehow related to her?

Upon doing a search. I obtained the later article which indicates
a William T. Tilden II, and his birth was in Philadelphia. Perhaps these two
are father and son? I don't know?

I am really only interested in obtaining information on the former. Only to
discover if he was somehow related to my Grandmother.

Thank you very much for any assistance!




Philadelphia, July 29,- William T. Tilden, for years prominent in the civic
and political life of Philadelphia, died to-day after a short illness from a
complication of diseases.

He was sixty years of age. Mr. Tilden was three times President of the Union
League, a member of the Board of Education for years and was the head of a
large wholesale hair and wool house.

He was in the forefront of numerous reform campaigns.


Tilden, William Tatem, II

Tilden, William Tatem, 2d, 1893–1953, American tennis player, b.
Philadelphia. He developed into a brilliant, versatile tennis player, and
from 1913 he won several doubles titles in the United States. He became one
of the foremost tennis players of the world by winning the U.S. singles
championship seven times (1920–25, 1929) and the British singles crown three
times (1920–21, 1930) while taking several other national tennis crowns
throughout the world. “Big Bill,” as he was called, was the leading member
of the American team that won the Davis Cup and was chiefly responsible for
U.S. retention of the cup until 1926. After turning professional in 1931,
Tilden won the professional singles championship in 1931 and 1935. In 1945,
at the age of 52, Tilden, along with Vincent Richards, won the professional
doubles championship. He wrote numerous books on tennis. Aces, Places, and
Faults (1938) and My Story (1948) are autobiographical.

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