Dr. Arthur M. Dye (1896-1980) of Charlotte NC, was the first blind bridge player to become an ACBL Life Master. A perfect sportsman, Dye never took advantage of his affliction. When he pulled wrong cards, he refused to allow opponents to let him retract his plays. When Dye made Life Master at New Orleans Winter Nationals 1956, he received a standing ovation. A charter member and long-time president of the Charlotte BA, he served as president of the Mid-Atlantic BC. He shared with Charles Goren in 1959 the ACBL Honorary Member award.