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Thomas Guy Hunter (1862-1916)

University Affiliation:
  • B. S. 1882
  • First to earn varsity letter "P" in 5 different sports
Biographical Summary:
  • Philadelphia chemist and mining engineer

 

Thomas Guy Hunter was born on April 10, 1862 and entered the University of Pennsylvania in the class of 1882. In his day he was one of the best athletes in the area and was the very first person to ever get a varsity letter "P" in 5 different sports; crew, football, baseball, track and cricket. During his four years he earned 16 letters, was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and served as President of his senior class. After graduation, Hunter worked as a chemist, mining engineer and for a real estate firm while remaining active in the Athletic Association and serving as President of the College Boat Club.

Thomas Guy Mitchell was a member of the Bachelor Barge Club, the Franklin Institute, University Club and the American Electrochemical Society before succumbing to heart disease on March 10, 1916.

 

Photograph of Thomas Guy Hunter

 

 

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