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Ticknor is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Anna Eliot Ticknor American author, educator

Anna Eliot Ticknor was an American author and educator. In 1873, Ticknor founded the Society to Encourage Studies at Home which was the first correspondence school in the United States. She is attributed as being a pioneer of distance learning in the United States, and the mother of correspondence schools. She served as one of the original appointees to the Massachusetts Free Public Library Commission, which was the first of its kind in the United States.

Ben Ticknor American football player

Benjamin Holt Ticknor was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. Ticknor was a prominent center for the Harvard Crimson, known especially for his play on defense. He was captain of the 1930 team. Harvard did not see its success of old during Ticknor's era, but he relished the beatings of rival Yale.

Duane Ticknor is an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and a former NBA D-League head coach for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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