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Hale Nuckolls Tongren

December 9, 1921 - November 28, 2009
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Topsham, ME- Hale Nuckolls Tongren, 87, died Saturday, November 28, 2009 at his home.
He was born in Chicago on December 9, 1921 the son of Harry A. and Linnie Nuckolls Tongren. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1938, serving in the Navy through World War II. He received a commission as Ensign in 1946 and served in the Navy Supply Corp until he retired as Captain in 1968. While in the Navy, he attended the Harvard Business School, graduating with a MBA degree in 1959.
He attended the George Washington University, graduating in 1968 with the degree of Doctor of Business Administration. Following his retirement from the Navy, he joined the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He served as a Trustee of the George Mason University Foundation, wrote two books and, among other distinctions, was selected Faculty member of the Year by the GMU Alumni Association. He retired in 2001 as Emeritus Professor of Marketing.
He is survived by his wife Sally of 62 years, his son Eric of Brunswick, ME and his brother Harry G. Tongren and wife Betty of Orland Park, Il, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Gifts in his memory can be made to The Tongren Marketing Scholarship Endowment , George Mason University, Office of University Development, 4400 University Drive, MS 1A3, Fairfax, VA 22030, or to The Topsfield Area Scholarship, c/o Eva Severance, Box 54, Topsfield, Maine 04490.
Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011 where condolences may be expressed at