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Thomas Bruce Dickson ’31

Published in July 3, 1996, issue

Thomas Bruce Dickson died Feb. 6, 1996. He was born in Pittsburgh and prepared at Shadyside Academy, where he was on the track team and the student council. At Princeton he belonged to the Terrace Club and sang with the Glee Club.

With his MD degree from Jefferson in 1935, Tom practiced in Elkins Park, Pa., before shifting to Riverton, N.J., where he became its health officer and a member of the Burlington County Medical Society, serving on many committees: judicial, executive, public relations, welfare, program, legislation, disaster. As a family doctor he made house calls, day or night, whether his patients could pay or not. Many people benefited from his talent and generosity.

During WWII he worked for the Selective Service checking inductees.

He married Elizabeth A. Harper in 1935. Tom and Libby visited various interesting places in this country as well as Europe, Africa, the Baltic, and the Caribbean. They also enjoyed golf and bowling. He retired in 1982, at least partially. He had been chief of staff in two hospitals. He later received the Medical Society's Merit Award.

He is survived by his wife and his children, Tom Jr. '60, Charles M., and Elizabeth.

He will be very much missed by his friends and classmates, who send their sympathy and sincere regrets to all the family.

The Class of 1931

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