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Irma Thompson Diggs

Irma Thompson was known best on Tufts campus for her athletic talent. Thompson was an excellent field hockey and became captain of the women’s basketball team her senior year. She graduated from Jackson College in 1937. Thompson returned to Tufts once more that year to marry Henry William Diggs, on October 16, 1937 in Goddard Chapel.

Biography written and researched by Peter Lam.


Blodgett, Harriet. “Irma Thompson, Ex-Jackson Star to Wed in Goddard.” The Tufts Weekly. October _, 1937.