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Document Details


Title: John Ticer
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: City of Alexandria, Virginia. Historic Alexandria
Collection: Historic Alexandria Oral History Collection
Description: John Ticer was born in 1923 in his family’s house in Alexandria, and has never lived farther than seven blocks from there. He has lived in his current house for 37 years. Both of his parents also grew up in Alexandria, and while he was growing up here, Mr. Ticer’s father was on the City Council, served as mayor, and had a long career with the railroad. John attended the old Washington School, now the Campagna Center, the old Jefferson School which has been torn down, George Washington High School, and graduated from the University of Virginia. He worked as a soda jerk at Nicklin's Drugstore, served as an enlisted man in World War II, and worked for Westinghouse Electric and Atlantic Research Corporation. He and his wife Patsy have served on the City Council, and Mrs. Ticer is now a senator in the Virginia General Assembly. John continues to have an active interest in Alexandria’s history.
URL: http://oha.ci.alexandria.va.us/oha-main/oralhistory/oha-johnticer.html
Original Language: English
Speaker: Ticer, John, 1923-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1923
Speaker place of birth: Alexandria, VA; Virginia; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Senator
Document location: Alexandria, VA
Document date: Undated
Locations discussed: Alexandria, VA; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alexandria (Va.)--History; Alexandria, VA; Local history; North America; Old Town (Alexandria, Va.)--History; Oral history; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029173-32257