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Florence Howard Pendleton, American former shadow senator. Named Distinguished Citizen, Washington, 1980, Outstanding Community Leader Ward Five, Berean Baptist Church, 1981.


Pendleton, Florence Howard was born in January 1928 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Daughter of John Milton and Elease Brooks Howard.


Bachelor of Science, Howard University, 1949. Master of Science, Howard University, 1957.


Teacher Columbus Public School, Georgia, 1951—1955. Instructor Morgan State College, Baltimore, 1957—1958. Teacher District of Columbia Public School, Washington, 1958—1970, assistant principal, 1970—1980, principal, 1980—1993.

Retired, 1993; chairman Ward Five Democratic Committee, Washington, 1979—1982. Member District of Columbia Democratic State Party, 1979—1990. District of Columbia shadow senator to the United States Congress, 1995—2006.

Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, New York City, 1980. Commissioner Ward Five C07 Advisory Neighborhood Committee.


Clerk Berean Baptist Church, 1965—1994, clerk emeritus, since 1994. Member of South St. And Affiliate Streets Block Club (president since 1975), Bloomingdale's Civic Association (education chairman 1978-1980), Center City Community Corporation (member chairman executive committee 1976-1979).


Married Oscar Henry Pendleton, 1943. Children: Oscar Henry Junior, Howard Thompson.

John Milton

Elease Brooks Howard

Oscar Henry Pendleton

Oscar Henry Junior Pendleton

Howard Thompson Pendleton