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Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton
Birth: Oct. 13, 1926
Death: Aug. 31, 1990

Professional Basketball Player. He was born Clifton Nathaniel in Little Rock, Arkansas and later raised in Chicago, Illinois. After serving in the US Army during World War II, he first rose to fame as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters (1947 to 1950). He played at the center and forward positions for eight seasons (1950 to 1958) in the National Basketball Association with the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons. Along with Earl Lloyd and Chuck Cooper, Clifton was one of the first African-Americans to play in the NBA. Clifton appeared in 790 regular season NBA games scoring 5,312 points with 2,532 rebounds. He was selected to the 1957 NBA All Star Team. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Restvale Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section A3, Row 12
 
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Record added: Dec 13, 1998
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