In Memoriam

Charles G. Tildon Jr. (1926-2007)

Charles G. Tildon Jr., former president of Baltimore City Community College, died recently at a hospice center in Towson, Maryland, after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 81 years old.

Tildon was a native of Baltimore and graduated with a degree in biology from Morgan State University. He taught middle school, served as a hospital administrator, and was assistant secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources. In 1969 he became one of the first black trustees of the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was also a longtime member of the Club of Baltimore, a fraternal order of educators. Tildon was coeditor of the book Clairvoyance: Reweaving the Fabric of the Community for Black Folk.

Tildon was named president of Baltimore City College in 1982. He retired from that post in 1985. Afterwards he served as chair of the political action group Marylanders Organized for Responsibility and Equity (MORE).