Passing of Past JEH President James Sanders Jr.


(Mar. 20, 1931-Nov. 9, 2013)

SAR # 112369


James M. Sanders, Jr., died in 2013 in the nursing home in PA but news just reached us. He was the 11thPresident of the Col. John Eager Howard Chapter (1985-1988). He was the son of the late J. Morris Sanders, Sr. and Maude C. (Lamm) Sanders. He was a member of CAR (#039843) when he was young through Patriot George Morris.  He lived most of his life in the Baltimore area having graduated from Baltimore City High School in 1950 and then Towson State University in 1954 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He later received a Masters of Education Degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1959 and a Masters of Language Arts in 1972. He served with the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was stationed in Germany. Mr. Sanders taught public school in the Baltimore City Schools grades 7 thru 12, from 1956 until his retirement in 1987. From 1987-1989 he taught at the Dundalk Community College Nursing Home, where he taught history and geography to the residents. From 1989-1994 he taught at the Baltimore Catholic High School. He served as the department head of the Social Studies Department for the Baltimore City Schools, Northern High School, and the Baltimore Catholic High School. In 1965 he was the class advisor at the Eastern High School in Baltimore. Mr. Sanders was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Baltimore, where he served on the Administration Board and also as the Curriculum and Supply Secretary. He was also a member of the National Council of Social Studies, Baltimore City Retired Teachers Association, Maryland Retired Teachers Association, Col. John Eager Howard Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as its president and secretary, Baltimore City American Legion Post #127, and the National AARP. He was a life member of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He was buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, MD near his parents. Jim was the sponsor of many other members into the society.