Brison Cumming Tucker, ex-bank president

August 27, 1991

Brison Cumming Tucker, retired president of the Eutaw Savings Bank, died at his home on Edgevale Road Saturday -- the day after his 96th birthday -- of complications from strokes.

Services for Mr. Tucker were being held today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Before retiring 26 years ago, he was president and a member of the board of the bank where he had worked for 53 years. The bank became part of Maryland National Bank about 10 years later.

During his time at the bank, he served as president and director of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and was named to the first board of a graduate school for savings banking at Brown University.

For about 10 years after his retirement, he was a financial consultant to a manufacturing company, William T. Burnett & Co. Inc. His son, Richard B. C. Tucker of Ruxton, is chairman of the board of the company.

A founder of what is now the Baltimore Opera Company, he sang tenor roles in several operas and was a soloist at the Church of the Redeemer and choir director at several churches, including the Grace United Methodist Church and the Walbrook United Methodist Church.

He liked to ice skate, play tennis and played baseball with the Walbrook Athletic Club during his youth.

He had also served on several city commissions and was active in the Salvation Army and Community Fund, now the United Way.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of City College and attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.

During World War I, he was commander of a Navy submarine chaser.

He was a member of the Maryland Club, the Society of the War of 1812, the Center Club and the Maryland Historical Society.

Besides his son, Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Gladys Elizabeth Emrich; a daughter, Elizabeth Lee Ellinghaus of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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