F.T. Anderson-Tanner


Frederick T. Anderson-Tanner Jr., associate professor of education at Morgan State University, died Sunday of a viral infection at his home on Gwynn Oak Avenue.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Christian Center on the university's campus.

Dr. Tanner, who was 54, had taught at Morgan since 1975. For two years before that, he served as assistant director of the Governor's Commission on the Structure and Governance of Education in Maryland.

Earlier, he served in faculty posts at the Federal City College in Washington; at Coppin State College; at Loyola College; at Morehouse College, Clark College and Spelman College, all in Atlanta; and at the College of Education at Katmandu, Nepal, where he was a Fulbright fellow.

He began his teaching career in 1959 at Sollers Point High School, where he was an English instructor.

He also taught at a secondary school in Sandersville, Ga., and at the school at the Rosewood Center, where he also served as vice principal and principal.

Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., and reared in Greensboro, N.C., he was a 1959 graduate with highest honors from Morgan State. He earned a master's degree in 1964 from Atlanta University and his doctorate in 1975 from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

A life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, he also belonged to the National Education Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Phi Delta Kappa honorary education fraternity.

He is survived by a daughter, Allyson-Jenine Anderson of Baltimore; a son, Frederick Tyrome Anderson 3rd; his mother, the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Tanner of Greensboro; two aunts, Annie Lee Bryant of Baltimore and Sadie Brown of Washington; a sister, Patricia Maddox of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and two brothers, James Tanner of High Point, N.C., and Leon Tanner of Greensboro.

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