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Ed “Strangler” Lewis

  • Original Name Robert Freidrich
  • Birth 30 Jun 1891 Nekoosa, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 8 Aug 1966 Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 53, Grave 3546
  • Memorial ID 8014688

Athlete, Professional Wrestler. Over the span of 11 years Lewis held the title of World Heavyweight Champion four times. He gained recognition as the World Champion from the New York State Athletic Commission in the early 1930s and held that distinction for over a year. In the early 1940s, Lewis gained the MWA Title belt which he held for over six months. He was later named the first commissioner for the sport of Professional Wrestling. Lewis died after a series of illnesses in 1966 at his home in Oklahoma. He was one of the early legends in the sport.

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  • Originally Created by: Marta Monk
  • Added: 23 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8014688
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ed “Strangler” Lewis (30 Jun 1891–8 Aug 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8014688, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .