Partner Virginia Gurnee
University of California, Berkeley, California, Stati Uniti
St Luke, 18 James Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937, Stati Uniti
Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was an American tennis player who won nine Grand Slam titles.
Jacobs was born in Globe, Arizona, and was Jewish. Her parents, Roland and Eula Jacobs, moved the family to San Francisco in 1914.
Jacobs served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II, one of only five women to achieve that rank in the Navy.
Long known to have been lesbian, she was in a relationship from 1934 to 1943 with Henrietta Bingham, daughter of Louisville publisher and ambassador to England Robert Bingham. Her partner in later life was Virginia Gurnee. Jacobs died of heart failure in East Hampton, New York on June 2, 1997, where she had been living.
University of California, Berkeley, CA