Henry T. Rutledge, 83; Industrial Arts Teacher, Counselor, Administrator

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Henry T. Rutledge, an educator with the St. Louis Public Schools for more than 35 years, died Thursday (June 1, 1995) at Barnes Hospital from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

He was 83 and lived in St. Louis.

In 1949, Mr. Rutledge began his career in education as an industrial arts teacher at Hadley Tech. Over the years, he helped develop the industrial arts program for high school students at O'Fallon High School.

Before his retirement in 1984, Mr. Rutledge was a counselor and administrator at Vashon High School.

He was born in Memphis, Tenn.

He got a bachelor of arts degree from LaMoyne-Owens College in Memphis and earned a master's degree in education from St. Louis University.

After his official retirement, Mr. Rutledge spent more than 1,000 hours as a volunteer counselor with State Board of Probation and Parole. The Citizens Advisory Board of the St. Louis Regional Volunteers in Corrections gave him several Old Oak Tree awards for that work. …