In Memoriam

Charles J. Stanley Jr. (1921-2009)

Charles J. Stanley Jr., who served on the faculty of Florida A&M University for 57 years until his retirement in 2006, has died in St. Louis. He was 88 years old.

Stanley was a native of Montgomery, Alabama, where his father was a minister. He attended private school and although he was valedictorian of his high school class, his applications to both Harvard and Yale were rejected. Instead, Stanley enrolled at Talladega College, the historically black educational institution in Alabama. After serving in the Army during World War II, he did win both a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Yale University.

Stanley joined the faculty at Florida A&M in 1949 where he served as a professor of secondary education.