class of 1947
inducted in 1993
Perry Triplett, who led the tireless
fight to create the LaMott National Historical
Landmark, describes himself as, above all, a historian.
After graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1947, Triplett began research on a
figure about whom little was written at the time: Lucretia Mott. He formed the Citizens for the Restoration
of Historical LaMott Committee in 1960, and to this
day he has continued his quest to give Mott the respect he feels she
Triplett's training in the field of engineering led him to work with the
Pennsylvania Department of Highways. His success in this field eventually
developed to the point where he became the Consulting Engineer for the
building of the Second Delaware Memorial Bridge. In addition, he was the engineer for
the New York Port Authority project for relocating the New Jersey Turnpike
through Newark Airport lands in 1967.
Triplett, who has lived in Cheltenham his entire life, has been taken different courses at Penn State, Drexel University and Temple University, and he has certificates from Temple in foundation technology for major
Triplett has served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bicentennial Commission,
a member of the Abolition Society of Pennsylvania, and as a member of the
Cheltenham Township U.S. Department Interior Task Force. In addition, he is a
member of the Fee Disputes Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.