Tom Holland was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Morristown, N.J., and spent most of his long and distinguished medical career in his hometown. (Among his classmates, either at The Morristown School or later at Princeton, were other native Morristonians Charlton Price, Arthur Savage, and Philip Kunhardt ’50.)
Tom matriculated at Princeton after his 1944 to 1946 Army service and graduated in 1950. He received his medical degree in 1954 from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, then held residencies in internal medicine and oncology in Albany, N.Y., and in Cleveland. His professional career from 1958 to 1986 included both private practice and service as chief of hematology/oncology at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was the first board-certified oncologist to practice in Morristown.