Charles Walker Thomas
President, 1977-1980
June 11, 1921- April 22, 1996
By Cynthia Neverdon-Morton
A native Washingtonian, Dr. Charles Walker Thomas,
son of the late Spencer Thomas and the late Molly
Thomas, received his early education in the District of
Columbia Public School System: Deanwood (Now
Carver) Elementary School and Paul Laurence Dunbar
High School, from which he graduated in 1929 with
high honors.

In 1933 he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in
English from Oberlin College, where he spent his
freshman, junior, and senior years and where he was
elected in 1933 to Phi Beta Kappa. During his
sophomore year he was honored by being chosen to
From Negro History Bulletin. Volume: 60. No.1, January-March 1997.
Copyright by the Association for the Study of African American History
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Short list of Presidents with
available information.

1965-1966   Lorenzo J. Greene
1966-1967   J. Reuben Sheeler
1974-1976   Edgar Toppin
1977-1980   Charles Walker Thomas
1989-1990   Andrew Brimmer
2001-2004   Gloria Harper Dickinson
2004-2006   Sheila Y. Flemming-Hunter
2007-2009   John Fleming