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language educator , playwright , art critic , poet

Arthur Robert Ashe, American Tennis player, sports consultant. Campaign chairman American Heart Association, Dallas, 1981-1982. Served to First lieutenant United States Army, 1967-1969. Member of the United States Tennis Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Pi Phi.

Background

Ashe,, Arthur Robert was born on July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Arthur Robert Senior and Mattie C. (Cunningham) Ashe.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Princeton University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Dartmouth University.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Le Moyne University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Virginia Union University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bryant College.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Trinity University, Hartford, Connecticut.

Career

Copywriter, University of Oxford Press, New York City, 1951-1954;copywriter, McGraw Hill Book Company. New York City, 1954-1955;art critic European edit, New York Herald Tribune, Paris, 1960-1965;Paris correspondent, Art News, 1964-1965;executive editor, Art News, New York City, 1966-1972;Professor of English, Brooklyn College, 1974-1990;Distinguished professor, Brooklyn College, 1980-1990;Distinguished emeritus professor, Brooklyn College, 1990;Charles P. Stevenson professor languages and literature, Bard College, since 1990;editor quarterly review, Art and Literature, Paris, 1963-1966;art critic, Art International, Lugano, Switzerland, 1961-1964;editor, Locus Solus, Lans-en-Vercors, France, 1960-1962;poetry editor, Partisan Review, 1976-1980;art critic, New York Magazine, 1978-1980;art critic, Newsweek, 1980-1985. Charles Eliot Norton professor poetry Harvard University, 1989-1990.

Conducted special.rsch. on life and work of Raymound Roussel.

Achievements

  • In 1985 he was named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Works

  • Memoir

    • Days of Grace

    • A Hard Road to Glory

Membership

Campaign chairman American Heart Association, Dallas, 1981-1982. Served to First lieutenant United States Army, 1967-1969. Member of the United States Tennis Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Pi Phi.

  • Fellow: Academy American Poets (chancellor 1988?Co99, Wallace Stevens award 2001); American Academy Arts and Scis.

  • American Academy Arts and Letters (Gold medal 1997)

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, music, collecting 1st editions of black authors.

Connections

Married Jeanne-Marie Moutoussamy, February 20, 1977. 1 child, Camera Elizabeth.

father:
Arthur Robert Senior Ashe,

mother:
Mattie C. (Cunningham) Ashe,

spouse:
Jeanne-Marie Moutoussamy

child:
Camera Elizabeth Ashe,