1968 U.S. Open Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe
Born:  July 10, 1943
Died: February 6, 1993
Tennis champion, humanitarian, U.S. Army Lieutenant 1st Class, U.C.L.A. graduate.

http://www.arthurashe.org/

The Arthur Ashe site is a great source of information. Biographical information, pictures, a contest, a 1968 quiz, and more.

Arthur Ashe’s foundation works for youth tennis, of course, but also education and health. Ashe was struck with serious health issues starting in 1979.

After his heart attack, he dealt with heart surgery twice, brain surgery and his fatal illness AIDS, which it’s believed he contracted from a transfusion during heart surgery.

I salute Arthur Ashe for all that he accomplished in his short time on earth.

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