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Thomas N. Biddison

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1963


Johns Hopkins University

Born in Baltimore in 1908, Biddison graduated Baltimore City College High School in 1924; Johns Hopkins University in 1928 with an BA degree, then from the University of Maryland Law School in 1931. Tom spent his whole life in the practice of law and civic affairs in Baltimore and the State of Maryland. He became a leading political figure, being successively assistant states attorney, chairman of the board and director of the Maryland Department of Correction, and the city solicitor of Baltimore 1947-58.

Tom was a fine athlete in high school winning letters in football as well as in lacrosse. At Hopkins, Tom played football, where he won All-Maryland honors and was a four-year letterman in lacrosse playing on three national championship teams (1926-27-28). Tom was an All-American lacrosse player for three years and is the only player in history to make the All-America team at both close defense and then close attack. He is a member of the All-Time Hopkins Lacrosse Team and the 1928 U.S Olympic team.

After leaving Hopkins, Tom coached for three years at Baltimore Friends School.

Tom died in 1958 and was posthumously inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.