Edmund L. Tink, 75, educator who served on the faculties of several universities, died Feb. 12 at Washington Hospital Center.
He was a member of two White House Conferences on Youth, called by Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, and in 1963 participated in a tour by top U.S. educators of educational institutions in Russia, Britain and other European countries.
Dr. Tink also spent nine years as a member of the International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. He received a commendation from President Eisenhower for his work in American education.
Born in Wisconsin, Dr. Tink was a graduate of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis. He received master's and doctoral degress in public school administration from Columbia University.
He was a teacher and principal in Wisconsin, a school official in Montclair, N.J., and superintendent of schools in Kearney, N.J.
Dr. Tink also was on the faculties of Columbia, New York and Fairleigh Dickinson universities and Lawrence College. He was a former trustee of Syracuse University and a member of the General Education Board of the Rockfeller Foundation. He held many honorary degrees.
In 1964, he received the American Educators Medal of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge.
A 33d degree Mason, Dr. Tink was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Almas Temple here.He had been active in the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, the Boy Scouts of America, the Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club.
He belonged to the American Association of School Administrators and other educational organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Hester Elizabeth Hiler Tink, of the home in Bethesda; a daughter, Nancy Duane, of Bethesda; a brother, S. Everett Tink, of Barnegat, N.J., and two grandchildren.