Robert H. “Tubby” Bacon, Jr. ’52

How do you summarize the dynamic life of a man like Tubby Bacon? As his friend and former columnist of the Chicago Tribune, William Rice, noted, “Part Jimmy Stewart, part Jacques Tati’s Mr. Hulot, he is a talker, a man of endless enthusiasms whose obvious good will helps him overcome the handicap of being fated to mispronounce even the most rudimentary French phases.” Always unassuming, when asked of his most outstanding achievement, he took a pad and pen and scribbled, “Eagle Scout at 15.”

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