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Edith G. Blount, city housing official

Edith G. Blount, city housing official

Edith G. Blount, a retired Housing Authority of Baltimore City official who was the widow of state Sen. Clarence W. Blount, died Feb. 15 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Sinai Hospital. She was 91.

The daughter of Gordon Carrington Jones a Hochschild Kohn stock clerk, and Edith Harvey Brown Jones, a homemaker, Edith Gordine Jones was born and raised in Baltimore.

After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School in 1944, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1948 from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. She subsequently earned a master's degree in education from what is now Towson University.

Mrs. Blount worked for the Nashville Housing Authority, Chicago...