Gladys W. Pinderhughes, 103, Howard U. instructorGladys...

September 14, 1996

Gladys W. Pinderhughes, 103, Howard U. instructor

Gladys Washington Pinderhughes, a Baltimore native who became the first physical education teacher for women at Howard University in Washington, died Tuesday of anorexia while living in Boston. She was 103.

Mrs. Washington graduated from the only high school in Baltimore for blacks -- what is now Douglass High School -- in 1912. She graduated from Sargeant College in Boston in 1916 and Howard University in 1943.

She taught at Howard University from 1916 until 1918, when she married Charles Lloyd Pinderhughes. She taught in Baltimore public schools from 1919 to 1924.

Mrs. Pinderhughes also taught in the Washington public schools before retiring in 1958.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Herbert Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Charles A. Pinderhughes of Boston; and eight grandchildren.

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