Florence Letcher Toms
Founder Toms was born in Wasington D.C. At her graduation from Armstrong High School in 1908, President William Howard Taft awarded the diplomas and presented Soror Toms a scholarship to Howard University . She also received a Master's Degree from New York University in 1948.
She was married to attorney Charles H. Toms for forty eight years. Founder Toms taught in the public school system of Washington D.C., and became assistant principal at several junior high schools.
Her many civic affiliations included the Board of the Family Welfare Association, Federation of Parent Teacher Association, and the Inter-cultural Vocation School. Her love of nature, animals and art inspired her to collect elephants as a hobby. She died in 1972.