Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr.

Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr.

Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Jr. was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on April 25, 1920. He was the son of Thomas Sheppard Ingham, Sr. and Marie Katherine Ingham (née Ritz). He had a younger brother.

By 1930, the Ingham family had moved to Newark and were living with some of Marie’s family at the house now known as 77 West Park Place. Ingham was valedictorian in Newark High School’s Class of 1937. He attended another year at the Moses Brown School, a preparatory school in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by two years at Cornell University. He then transferred to the University of Delaware for the 1940–1941 academic year.

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