Tedford died November 20, 2007, in Webster Groves, Missouri. He was one of the original CPS-103 jumpers. He taught at the American University of Beirut in 1947-48 and traveled extensively in the Middle East before returning home to Webster where he started a construction business. Tedford and his wife, Margaret, were leaders in local chapters of international peace organizations, including the American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, and Fellowship of Reconciliation. They have been active members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Tedford was a founder of the World Community Center and gave generous support to causes that helped refugees and disadvantaged people around the world.
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