Ed Mantler

Since graduation, I attended the University of Maryland Law Scool. In 1961, I joined the US Army Reserves for a six year obligation. After boot camp, I was hired at Enoch Pratt Free Library as a pre-professional; 2 years later, I received a Masters degree in Library Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Then I returned to Pratt and gradually worked up to middle management and retired after 38 years of service in 2002.

On returning to the library, I met my future wife, Judith Sinninger, who was a pre-professsional. She received a masters degree in Library Science at Rutgers University. In 1972, we had a son, Gordon who has followed our strong interest in history. After years of study, Gordon received a Ph.D in American history from Duke University, where he currently is teaching a writing-history seminar.

In May 2008, our granddaughter Zella Grace Mantler was born five days before her father was hooded. My daughter-in-law and son met while both working at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. She left her reporting job to open a small business in Durham, NC.

Judy and I have are currently taking non-credit courses in history which includes local and military; esp, US Revolution, War of 1812, the Civil War, World War II, and Korea at the Community College of Baltimore County.

Our other activities include church, serving as an Elder and Deacon. We both read extensively and continue at add to our history book collection. I like gardening and fishing. After retiring, we got involved in cultural activities: attending concerts at the Baltimore Symphony, memberships in the symphony, Maryland Historical Society, and Walters Art Gallery.

Looking forward to 50th class reunion.