Partner Virginia Gurnee

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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.[1][2] Her parents, Roland and Eula Jacobs, moved the family to San Francisco in 1914.[3]

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.[5]

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.[11] Her partner in later life was Virginia Gurnee.[5] Jacobs died of heart failure in East Hampton, New York on June 2, 1997, where she had been living.[12][13]


University of California, Berkeley, CA


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