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Arthur Ashe

Arthur AsheAKA Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr.

Born: 10-Jul-1943
Birthplace: Richmond, VA
Died: 6-Feb-1993
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: AIDS
Remains: Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First black man to win Wimbledon

Military service: US Army (1966-68, 2nd Lt.)

Father: Arthur Robert Ashe, Sr. (d. 1989 stroke)
Mother: Mattie Cunningham Ashe (d. 1950)
Brother: Johnnie (younger)
Wife: Jeanne Marie Moutoussamy (m. 20-Feb-1977, one daughter adopted)
Daughter: Camera (adopted, b. 21-Dec-1986)

    High School: Sumner High School, St. Louis, MO
    University: BA Business, University of California at Los Angeles (1966)

    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1968
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 1970
    Winner, French Open (men's doubles) 1971
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1975
    Winner, Australian Open (men's doubles) 1977
    Member of the Board of Aetna (1982-93)
    American Heart Association National Campaign Chairman
    United Negro College Fund
    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    Endorsement of Adidas 1978
    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979
    Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame 1983
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1985
    Kentucky Colonel
    Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1992
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 20-Jun-1993
    Heart Attack 1979
    Heart Bypass Operation quadruple (13-Dec-1979)
    Heart Bypass Operation double (21-Jun-1983)
    Civil Disobedience outside the South African embassy in Washington, DC (11-Jan-1985)
    Civil Disobedience outside the White House in Washington, DC (9-Sep-1992)
    Wedding: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver (1986)
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    Baseball (18-Sep-1994) · Himself

Author of books:
Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion (1975, memoir)
Days of Grace: A Memoir (1993, memoir)

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