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Thomas J. Wieckowski
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Wyncotte, Pennsylvania
Biography:

Tom Wieckowski is Vice-President of the Old York Road Historical Society and a member of the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission. He has been a resident of Wyncote twice, dating back to 1944. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from The Catholic University of America. He recently retired from Drexel University in Philadelphia after thirty years where he was Associate Dean of the College of Business among other positions. He is the author of several database management software packages and has consulted for numerous non-profit and educational organizations. He currently devotes his time to historical research and writing.

Selected works by this author:
1 .
Making Marathon: A History of Early Wyncote
From bee-keepers to bankers, entrepreneurial congressmen to dabblers in baseball, this is the story of the millionaires who brought the Gilded Age to the pristine countryside of 19th century Wyncote. read more
by Thomas J. Wieckowski ~ 0-7414-5554-4 ©2009
Price: $19.95

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2 .
A Spectacle for Men and Angels
After two years of vicious warfare, the North was reeling. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, and a group of prominent Philadelphia businessmen pledged themselves to support the Union and President Lincoln without reservation. Mostly of Quaker beliefs and long-time supporters of abolition, the group formed a patriotic club named the Union League. Next, they took on the task of raising colored regiments and establishing Camp William Penn, the first Federal training ground for colored troops. This is the story of that valiant enterprise. read more
by Thomas J. Wieckowski ~ 0-7414-9798-0 ©2013
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