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Joseph Thomas Nelson ’54

Published in Oct. 6, 2004, issue

Tommy died unexpectedly Dec. 14, 2003, at his home in Vero Beach, Fla.

He was born in Baltimore, where he graduated from the Gilman School. While at Princeton, he majored in English, was a member of the Tigertones, and joined Tower Club. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

After military service, he worked for Equitable Life Assurance Society and House-hold, where he became assistant vice president and manager of the Washington office. In 1958 he became vice president of federal government relations for Household Inter-national. He served on committees of the National Council of Savings Institutions and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was a competitive yachtsman and raced in the Star World Championships in 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, two sons, Dana and Thomas, one grandson, and his mother. The class extends its sympathy to them on their loss.

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