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Miles Tucker

February 22, 2010

Miles Tucker was born in Philadelphia, November 1, 1856 and entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1885 as a member of the Wharton Class of 1887. According to the 1887 Record, he was a member of the Senior Book Committee. He graduated with honors, with a thesis entitled “The Advantages of a Protective Tariff to the Labor and Industries of the United States,” earning him a silver medal – a national award given to fifteen college students. According to the Class prophecy found in the 1887 yearbook, his peers anticipated a promising career in politics for Tucker in Philadelphia’s Eighth Ward. Fittingly, he is recorded of having made a toast to “Civil Service” at a dinner for the Honorable John E.W. Thompson, the new minister to Haiti. Unfortunately, Miles Tucker died July 20, 1904, cut short of the future his classmates envisioned for him.

Jeffrey Tillus
WH ’11

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One Comment leave one →
  1. norma wright permalink
    August 18, 2010 6:48 pm

    relative of Dr. Thompson. Nice to know he was valued and admired. Not much documentation stating this

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