Germain Green Glidden

National Champion 1936, 1937, 1938
National Doubles Champion 1952

Germain Glidden, the last great Harvard champion coached by Harry Cowles, was a record-breaking player. An illustrious player while in college, the southpaw won the intercollegiates in 1935 and 1936, as well as the nationals his senior year. He retired after his third consecutive victory in 1938, but returned to take three consecutive veterans (over 40) titles in 1954-56. A founder of the classic Harry Cowles tournament at the Harvard Club in New York, Glidden managed to reach the finals in 1949. He won the national doubles with Dick Remsen in 1952, as well as two Canadian national doubles titles with Harvard classmate Tanny Sargent.