Frederick Sumner

Sumner—Frederick Sumner, 92, on January 15, 2017, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Ted was born on February 25, 1924, in Ithaca, N.Y., the fifth child of Cid and James Batchellor Sumner. He grew up there and in Jackson, Miss. His mother’s book Quality, filmed in 1949 as Pinky by director Elia Kazan, was one of the first works to openly depict interracial relationships. His father was a Cornell professor and Nobel Prize‐winning biochemist. Ted attended Berkshire School in Sheffield🔒

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