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Thomas Wilson Dunn

September 28, 1908 — March 17, 2009

Thomas Wilson Dunn, D.B.A. age 100 and long-time Lincoln resident passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at his residence. He was the husband of Barbara (Bigelow) Dunn and the late Nancy (Hine) Dunn.

Born in Boston on September 28, 1908 he was the son of late Sarah (McNair) and Edward J. Dunn a legendary editor of the Boston Post and Pulitzer Prize winner for his stories on financial dealer, Charles Ponzi and his apprehension.

Dr. Dunn attended and graduated from Boston Latin School, Harvard College (class of 1931), and Harvard Business School (class of 1933).

During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an OSS Officer stationed in Washington DC and later relocated to Cleveland, Ohio to begin his career in business.

Dr. Dunn later returned to Harvard Business School and in 1967 earned a Doctorate in Business (D.B.A.). He continued at the Business School principally as an administrator until “retirement” which then was still at age 65. He also taught for almost another twenty years at Boston College with summer and visiting positions at places as varied as Tulane, London School of Economics and Tuck School of Management at Dartmouth. He was especially noted for his course on small business entrepreneurship. Dr. Dunn also served as long and devoted Trustee to Bentley College.

During his spare time and retirement he enjoyed studying military leadership during Civil War, photography, and painting with water colors.

Besides his wife Barbara, he is survived by his children, Kathleen Dunn Lyman of Lincoln, Jonathan E. Dunn, MD of Cleveland, OH and Eleanor Dunn Starr of Fairhope, AL along with his stepchildren James H. Mills of VT and Susan H. Mills of Lincoln and 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

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