- This distinguished honoree was born in New York City on March 29th 1925.
- He entered MIT in 1942 as a Navy Officer in training, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned as an Ensign during WWII. After Navy service he received a second bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from MIT.
- After graduation he worked in plastics and gas turbines at General Electric.
- In 1948 he became President of Tudor Metal Products Corp., which was founded by his Father.
- Inspired by a metal vibrating Horse Racing game produced by Tudor he conceived the idea putting running football figures on a similar vibrating surface.
- In 1948 Tudor produced the first Electric Football Game.
- Like Monopoly, the game became popular among millions of children across several generations throughout the latter part of the 20th century.
- The game gained greater popularity after 1967 when Tudor secured an NFL license to produce the game with official NFL team uniforms, logos and names.
- An estimated 40 million games have been sold.
- He recently passed away on June 28th at age 87 at his home in Florida.
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