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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr
Birth: Jul. 10, 1943
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1993
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

American Tennis Player and Social Activist. Widely recognized as the first outstanding African-American men's tennis champion, Arthur Ashe was the first African-American to represent his country in Davis Cup play (1963), the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open singles title (1968), the first African-American man to win the Wimbledon singles title (1975), and the first African-American to captain the Davis Cup team (1981). He also won the NCAA team and indiviual titles at UCLA in 1965, the Australian Open singles title in 1970, and the Australian Open doubles championship in 1977. He was further noted for his off-court accomplishments, including his service as a lieutenant in the United States Army, his service as president and co-founder of the Association of Tennis Professionals, and his writing of "Hard Road to Glory," a three-volume history of African-Americans in sport. After contracting the HIV virus in a cardiovascular bypass operation in 1983, Ashe would become an active speaker and fundraiser for AIDS research before succumbing to the disease in 1993. He was memorialized on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, in 1996, the first African-American to receive that honor. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 

Cause of death: AIDS
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Richmond
Henrico County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Nov. 10, 2014
You touched so many lives while you were here on earth and the ripples from that still continue. I admire you for the fine human being you were and although I'm not a tennis fan, I'll always remember YOU...
- Mairbair57
 Added: Oct. 13, 2014
You are missed. How many times have we all wondered, "What would Arthur think" about so many things happening today.
- CloBird
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
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