G. Turner Howard, lll

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G. Turner Howard III

Class of 2007


Tulane University Sports Hall of Fame, 1999

Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, 2000

Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, 2010




Turner Howard played Tennessee and Southern Jr. tennis singles and doubles; Tennessee and Southern men's singles and doubles and he was a member of the U.S. Jr. Davis Cup team, 1967-70. In college, Howard ranked no. 1 in singles at Tulane University for all three years of eligibility and earned the first team All-American recognition. He played on the pro tour for five years competing in the US Open four times and once at Wimbledon. Howard achieved a US Top 10 in Amateur Men's singles, 19th in Men's US Pro Singles and no. 5 with Tom Mozur (Class of 2001) in US Men's Doubles. In 1974, Howard earned his JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law and a Doctor of Ministry from Columba Theological Seminary in 1985. He has served as a Presbyterian minister for seventeen years and been a solo practitioner in his law firm for eighteen years. Howard served on numerous boards and civic committees: President of Rotary Club of West Knoxville; Member of Knoxville Inner-city Churches Coalition; Catholic Social Services; Board member of Knoxville FCA; Trustee of the McCallie School, also Chair of McCallie Athletics Council; Active member of All Souls Church, Knoxville. Howard credits tennis with teaching him much about character, perseverance, and class and how those lessons applied far beyond the court. He cites his appreciation for the way tennis exposed him to diverse people and cultures while playing in tournaments around the world. Turner Howard lives in Knoxville, Tennessee,