Full name: Joseph Walker Wear
Born: November 27, 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: June 4, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Brother of Arthur Wear.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
On graduating from Yale in 1899, Joseph Wear initially worked for the family dry goods business, but later became an investment banker and a partner in a brokerage firm in Philadelphia. At the St. Louis Olympics, [Allen West] was Wear’s partner in the doubles and they lost in the semi-finals to [Alphonzo Bell] and [Robert LeRoy]. Wear was the U.S. court tennis doubles champion five times (with [Jay Gould] ) and won the racquet doubles championship three times. Joseph Wear continued to serve the sport of lawn tennis after his playing days were over. He was first vice president of the USLTA (1936-41), chairman of the Davis Cup committee (1928-1931), and non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team in 1935. Apart from their close connection with the Davis Cup, the Wear family also had an association with the Walker Cup – Joseph and Arthur’s sister, Lucretia, married George Herbert Walker, the donor of the trophy which is played for by British and U.S. amateur golfers.
|1904 Summer||27||St. Louis||Tennis||Men's Doubles||United States-3||USA||3T||Bronze|
|1904 Summer||27||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-3||USA||Allen West||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||USA-2 2, USA-3 1||1|
|1904 Summer||27||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-3||USA||Allen West||Quarter-Finals||Match #4||1||USA-3 2, USA-8 1||2|
|1904 Summer||27||St. Louis||Tennis||United States-3||USA||Allen West||Round One||Match #8||1||USA-3 2, USA-14 0||2|