Not all Scudders are mission doctors …

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Dr. Nathaniel Scudder was a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Articles of Confederation in 1777.

Dr. Nathaniel Scudder was mortally wounded pursuing a British raiding party, Monmouth County, NJ, October 16, 1781

Nathaniel Scudder (May 10, 1733 – October 17, 1781) was an American physician and patriot leader during the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress, where he was one of two delegates from New Jersey to sign the Articles of Confederation.

In 1777, Scudder became the colonel of his militia regiment and that fall was sent as a delegate to the Continental Congress. During the summer of 1778.Articles of Confederation pg6 00305_2003_006Scudder continued both forms of service for several years. Finally, on October 17, 1781, he led a part of his regiment to offer resistance to a British Army foraging party, and was killed in a skirmish near Shrewsbury.

Dr. Scudder was the only member of the Continental Congress to die in battle during the Revolutionary War.   Learn More


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Vida Scudder, was one of the founders, in 1890, of Denison House in Boston, the third settlement house in the United States

(Julia) Vida Dutton Scudder (December 15, 1861 – October 9, 1954) was an American educator, writer, and welfare activist in the social gospel movement.

She was born in Madurai, India, in 1861, the only child of David Coit Scudder and Harriet Louise (Dutton) Scudder. After her father, a Congregationalist missionary, was accidentally drowned in 1862, she and her mother returned to the family home in Boston. Apart from travel in Europe, she attended private secondary schools in Boston, and was graduated from the Boston Girl’s Latin School in 1880. Scudder then entered Smith College, where she received her BA degree in 1884.

In 1885 she and Clara French were the first American women admitted to the graduate program at Oxford, where she was influenced by York Powell and John Ruskin. While in England she was also influenced by Leo Tolstoi and by George Bernard Shaw and Fabian Socialism. Scudder and French returned to Boston in 1886.

Scudder taught English literature from 1887 at Wellesley College, where she became an associate professor in 1892 and full professor in 1910.

When French died in 1888, Scudder joined the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, a group of Episcopalian women dedicated to intercessionary prayer and social reconciliation. Also in 1888, she joined the Society of Christian Socialists, which, under the Rev. William Dwight Porter Bliss, established the Church of the Carpenter in Boston and published The Dawn.

She was one of the founders, in 1890, along with Helena Dudley and Emily Greene Balch, of Denison House in Boston, the third settlement house in the United States. Scudder was its primary administrator from 1893 to 1913.[1]

Scudder is honored with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on October 10. Learn More


 220px-Samuel_Hubbard_Scudder_1837-1911Samuel Hubbard Scudder (April 13, 1837 – May 17, 1911) was an American entomologist and paleontologist.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Scudder may be most widely known for his essay on the importance of first-hand, careful observation in the natural sciences. The treatise on inductive reasoning, entitled “The Student, the Fish, and Agassiz”, reflects his initial experience, learning really to see, under the tutelage of Louis Agassiz at Harvard University.

He graduated at Williams College in 1857 and at Harvard University in 1862, was a leading figure in American entomology from 1858, and the first North American insect paleontologist. He also undertook systematic work with Lepidoptera (almost exclusively butterflies), Orthoptera, Mantodeaand Blattodea and fossil arthropods, including the exquisitely preserved butterfly Prodryas persephone.  Learn More 


Billy Scudder

Billy Scudder, Actor – has been performing since the age of two. He is a singer, actor, mime, writer, director and teacher. Billy’s portrayal of Charlie Chaplin for IBM ushered in the age of the Persorsonal Computer.   He has appeared in over 100 IBM commercials and won eleven Clio Awards, television advertising’s higest award. Learn More


 

Janet Scudder, Sculptor 1869-1940 – Janet Scudder received a commission to model the seal for the New York Bar Association. From that point on she was to not lack for work, becoming one of the most prolific and successful makers of small fountains and garden sculptures. The themes of her works were frequently children, animals and pixies, fairies and other elemental beings often combined with each other.

 

 


Paul Scudder – has been teaching Organic Chemistry at New College for 35 years, and his passion for the subject has inspired countless students during this time. In 2015, New College of Florida, held a symposium in his honor to pay tribute to the impact that Scudder has had on his students education,  careers, and  lives.


 

Christopher Scudder – served as a platoon leader with the 25th Infantry Division in Viet Nam during the Tet Offensive in 1968.  He was severely wounded during a night ambush outside Dau Tieng in the Michelon rubber plantation.  His military awards and decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the Republic of Viet Nam Honor Medal, and various other service medals.

After retirement from the service, Chris served as a Bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  

Currently, Chris resides on his farm in Harrison, Arkansas. He is a Board Member, family Historian and Genealogist of the Scudder Association, one of the oldest family organizations in the country.


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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Former Mayor of London, 2008-2016

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a Scudder on his mother’s side.

Boris Johnson, an English politician, popular historian, and journalist has served  as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. A member of the Conservative Party, Johnson considers himself a One Nation Conservative and has been described as a libertarian due to his association with both economically liberal and socially liberal policies. 

Johnson or “BoJo” as he is known in the London press,became the centre of media interest in early 2016 when he refused to clarify his support for Brexit. In February 2016 he endorsed Vote Leave in the “Out” campaign for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016.

Following Theresa May’s victory in the leadership contest and subsequent appointment as Prime Minister, Johnson was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 13 July 2016.    Learn More

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Scudder Board Welcomes Phoebe N. Flint

Scudder Board Welcomes Phoebe N. Flint

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Count Down to History

Count Down to History

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Edwina Youth-Scudder Hospitalized

Edwina Youth-Scudder Hospitalized

A Venerable Member of the Scudder Association Hospitalized We recently received the following notice from Patricia Carrol with Vellore CMC Foundation. Hello everyone, I spoke with Dr. Elise Youth, the daughter of Edwina Scudder-Youth, who advised me that her mother...

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An Exponential Family Man

An Exponential Family Man

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Who says you can’t go home again?

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7th Generation Scudder – Off to India

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Annmarie Bunce Named Teacher of the Year !!

Annmarie Bunce Named Teacher of the Year !!

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President’s Introductory Remarks

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The following is a transcript of Charles S.K. Scudder's introductory remarks on being elected President of the Scudder Association, at the Annual Meeting of the General Membership, December,4, 2017. Dear Cousins,      Well, thank you all very much indeed for electing...

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Final Letter from Rob Fish – President

As I conclude my second term as the president of your family organization, The Scudder Association, I want to thank all those who have supported my efforts these past 6 years.    You all know who you are, and I do not need to read off all the names. As I now live in...

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You

Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You

There are a good many Scudders among the millions affected by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma. The hearts of the Country and our Association have been saddened at the vast destruction brought on by the hurricanes roiling out of the Caribbean. We have been fortunate that...

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The world is a little colder now

The world is a little colder now

Gordon R. Sherman, June 21, 1937 - August 2, 2017 It is with great sadness to announce we have lost one of our most active and endearing members, Gordon Sherman. We wish to express our deepest sympathies to his wife and life long partner, Cy, as well as his children...

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Making Friends & Finding Family

 April 2017 Dear Friends & Family, Growing up I never met another “Scudder” outside of my immediate family. It wasn’t until I had gone off in the Army that I bumped into my first new “Scudder”, a River Boat Pilot, in Saigon. It was a first time for both of us....

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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

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Special “K”

Special “K”

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Exciting News from SMH

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Friendly Incoming

Friendly Incoming

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“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

Our intrepid India Grants Chair, Dr. James Taylor, was busy on his recent visit to India.  He just forwarded us this report, supplemented with photos from our friends at CMC Vellore Foundation. Thank you to all who helped.  Brick laying ceremony for Kannigapuram...

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God Bless the Dreamers

God Bless the Dreamers

It is only fitting that today, on Martin Luther King Day, we remember that we were not the only ones inspired by "Aunt Ida's" love and compassion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Dr. Ida Scudder and the CMC Vellore Medical School, in 1928. It was an historic occasion when two...

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Meet a Scudder

Meet a Scudder

Nathaniel Scudder (May 10, 1733 – October 17, 1781) was an American physician and patriot leader during the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress, where he was one of two delegates from New Jersey to sign the Articles of...

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Let’s Get Social

Let’s Get Social

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Let’s Get Social

Let's get social. The Scudder Association is embarking into uncharted waters (for us) by launching a social media effort to reach out to current and potential members. In the coming weeks, we will be "Friending" and "Connecting" with cousins around the world.  It is...

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Welcome Back !

Welcome Back !

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Dr. Ida Scudder, Vellore, India.
Find out how this legendary woman’s spirit lives on today.

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