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Nelson Case » Education & Community

Education and Training:
William and Mary College (no degree, married at 18),
United States Navy, Pilot, 1942-1945
Training for actor/television appearances at Newberry, Massachusetts

Connection to Bucks County:
After visiting the area and "falling in love with it's stone houses", Nelson and Nondas Metcalfe Case moved to Bucks County permanently in 1957. They bought the historic London Purchase Farm in Jericho Valley, Bucks County where they were neighbours and friends with painter Harry Leith Ross and his wife Emily. Too busy with broadcast engagement to run a farm, the Cases' sold the farm after 3-4 years and moved to a 1846 brick house on Aquetong and Windy Bush roads. In the 1970s, they moved to River Road in Center Bridge were Nelson Case lived until his death in 1976. He lived in Bucks County for 18 years.

Colleagues and Affiliations:
Painter Harry and Emily Leith Ross, painters Charles Child and Alden Wicks; actress Margaret Mullen Root and set designer John Root; musicians Sherry and Ronald Fiore.
Case served as president for the local SPCA; served as director of the Bucks County Mental Health Society; and was active in promoting the Pro Musica Society.