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Henry Armstrong

AKA Henry Jackson, Jr.

Born: 12-Dec-1912
Birthplace: Columbus, MS
Died: 22-Oct-1988
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Boxing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Welter, Light, and Featherweight Champion

Father: Henry Jackson, Sr.
Mother: America
Wife: Gussie (until his death, one daughter)

    High School: Vashon High School, St. Louis, MO (1929)

    Henry Armstrong Youth Foundation
    World Welterweight Champion (1938-40)
    World Lightweight Champion (1938-39)
    World Featherweight Champion (1937-38)
    Boxing Hall of Fame 1954
    International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Ordained 1951 (Baptist)

    Keep Punching (7-Dec-1939)

Author of books:
Gloves, Glory and God (1957, memoir)

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