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Pinn, Petra Fitzalieu (09 February 1881–21 February 1958), nursing administrator, was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of William H. Pinn and Lizzie Hicks. She attended the John Andrews Memorial School of Nursing at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and graduated on 24 May 1906. She later organized an alumni association, of which she served as president for many years. She returned to Tuskegee every April to participate in the Free Clinic, a community health fair. After graduation Pinn went to Montgomery, Alabama, as head nurse of the Hale Infirmary; she remained in this position for three years....

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Thompson, John D. (06 August 1917–13 August 1992), nurse, was born John Devereaux Thompson in Franklin, Pennsylvania, the oldest son of William McKinley Thompson, a traveling salesman, and Margaret Devereaux Thompson, a mathematics teacher. Thompson was raised in Canton, Ohio. His mother, who was Irish-Catholic, interested him in religion and mathematics. When he was twelve, she died in childbirth....