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TESOL Mourns the Loss of Charles (Charley) Hammond Blatchford III, TESOL Past President

by Meghan Moran | 07/02/2018
cblatchfordIt is with great sadness that TESOL International Association announces the passing of Charles (Charley) Hammond Blatchford III, President of TESOL from 1984 to 1985.

Charley began teaching English at New Asia College in Hong Kong immediately after earning his BA from Yale. He later earned a Master’s degree in Linguistics at Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Teaching English as a Second Language at Columbia University. From 1969 to 1979 Charley taught teacher education courses in the Department of English as a Second Language of the University of Hawaii.

Having been part of the group that founded TESOL International Association, he was active in the local Hawaii affiliate organization. Charley later served on the board and as president of TESOL and organized its first international convention in Mexico City.

TESOL remembers Charley for his commitment to the association and to the field of English language teaching.

Predeceased by his sister Lois Blatchford Fuller, ​Charley is survived by his sister Amy Blatchford Hecht, his wife Judith Goodson Blatchford, daughter Jennifer Blatchford Kleinbach, son Patrick Judson Blatchford, grandchildren Taylor Ruth Blatchford, Colton Charles Blatchford, and Patrick Nathaniel Kleinbach. He also was closely connected to his wider family of cousins, nephews and nieces.