Thomas H. (j. 3/1958; d. 1982) Sr. and Arrieanna Countee (j. 3/1958; d. 1988). Countee was an educator, attorney, and former president of the Laymen’s League at All Souls. He taught physics and mathematics in the DC public schools from 1948 until his retirement in 1972 from Coolidge High, where he had been chairman of the science department. In 1964, he received an award from the DC Board of Education for his work as a co-author of the basic science and physics curriculum for the city’s high schools.
Countee earned a bachelor’s degree from Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., and a master’s degree in science from the University of Michigan. Besides teaching, Countee took a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to the Hague, the Netherlands, in 1951 and 1952. He received a number of fellowships from the National Science Foundation to study at American, George Washington, and Howard universities.
He died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 75.