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Thomas Diehl Stichter 1846 - 1892

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  • A.B. 1865, A.M. 1868, LL.B. 1868
  • Moderator of Philomathean Society

Thomas Diehl Stichter was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on August 13, 1846, the son of Joseph Lybrand Stichter and Elizabeth Jacoby Diehl.

In 1862 Stichter entered the University as a second term freshman of the Class of 1865. As an undergraduate Stichter was a moderator of the Philomathean Society and a member of the University Glee Club. During his senior year he served as secretary of the Class of 1865.

Stichter married Josephine McKenty and became a hardware merchant in Reading, where he served as a member of City Council from 1873 to 1876. He died in that city on July 24, 1892.