Arthur Ashe Jr

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr (1943 - 1993)

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Arthur Robert Ashe Jr
Born in Richmond, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1950s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died in New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 3 Jun 2019
09:25: Sarah (Murtaugh) Heiney added Sarah (Murtaugh) Heiney as manager for profile of Arthur Robert Ashe Jr (1943-1993). [Thank Sarah for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Arthur Ashe was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles. He was the first black player selected for the United States David Cup team and the only black man to ever win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open.

In the early 1980s Ashe contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and worked to educate others about HIV and AIDS and especially to combat the belief that only homosexuals and intravenous drug users contracted AIDS. He succumbed to AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 49. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton on 20 June 1993.

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  • Wikipedia contributors. "Arthur Ashe." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 3 Jan. 2018. Web. 18 Jan. 2018.

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