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Arlo Tatum

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by GRW, May 7, 2014.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    From [The Guardian
    "My husband, Arlo Tatum, who has died aged 91, was a singer and peace activist. He was jailed twice in his native US for refusing to go to war. It was under his leadership that the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors counselled thousands of men – among them Arlo Guthrie and Muhammad Ali.
    Arlo was born into a Quaker family in Iowa and attended William Penn College, Oskaloosa. In 1941, at 18, he was expected to register for the draft. As an absolutist with deeply held beliefs he would not, and he wrote to the US attorney general announcing his intention to refuse. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years' imprisonment at the Federal Correctional Institution at Sandstone, Minnesota. He was its youngest prisoner.
    Arlo had a fine bass-baritone voice and was awarded a scholarship to study at the American Conservatory of Music. After winning a competition to sing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he launched into a career as a soloist with the Chicago Concert and Opera Guild."
  2. Coder

    Coder Member

    Jan 15, 2009
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    Well loved and well remembered.

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