William Tucker Blaine, Jr. ’53

William Tucker Blaine, Jr. ’53 died on April 25, 2007, after a valiant struggle with cancer. He attended Davidson for two years, was a graduate of the University of Houston, and earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After serving his country in the Korean War, he began working in his father’s business, Blaine & Co. Insurance Agency, where he later became managing partner. He finished his insurance career at Hilb, Rogal, and Hamilton Insurance Co. He was on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Houston, the board of the Holly Hall Retirement Center as treasurer, the board of the Awty School, Homes of St. Marks, and president of the English Speaking Union. Tucker served many years as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church before joining St. Philip Presbyterian Church. His pleasure was his farm, his passion was history and biblical study. Survivors include his wife, Marie Sharpe Blaine, 154 Glynn Way, Houston, Texas 77056; daughter, Sarah Blaine and goddaughters Elizabeth Schulze and Katherine Lucke and her family, husband David and daughters Ellie and Kay.