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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr
Birth: Jul. 10, 1943
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) 
Family links: 
  Arthur Robert Ashe (1920 - 1989)
  Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe (1922 - 1950)

Cause of death: AIDS
Woodland Cemetery
Henrico County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr
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- Ronald Walton
 Added: Apr. 15, 2017
Class act, all the way. You are sorely missed.
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