Seven candidates seeking appointment to the vacant Ward 4 seat on the D.C. board of education will speak at a public hearing next Tuesday, according to a board announcement.

The school board must appoint a successor to Hilda Mason, who resigned to take the City Council seat vacated when Julius Hobson died March 23. The person appointed to the Ward 4 post will serve until November, when the seat will be filled in a regular school board election.

Mason was appointed by the Statehood Party to fill Hobson's City Council seat until it could be filled by the special election in July.

The candidate seeking the board of education appointment to represent Ward 4 are:

Michael V. Bonner, 30, 8144 Eastern Ave. NW, executive administrator of the Studen National Medical Association Inc., holder of masters degree in urban studies form Howard University; married, one child.

John H. Brown Jr., 58, 1800 Upshur St. NW, national director, Apprenticeship, Information Centers Program, U.S. Department of Labor; masters degree in guidance and personnel, Columbia University, and doctor of laws degree, London Institute for Applied Research; married, two children.

Leonard E. Dawson, 43, 1211 Fern St. NW; director, Moton College Service Bureau; masters degree in guidance and pupil personnel administration, Teachers College, Columbia, University, and Ed.D. in counselor Education, George Washington University; married, four children.

Annettee H. Eaton, 69, 13 McDonald Pl. NE; retired as proferssor of classics at Howard University and former teacher of Latin, French and Spanish in district junior and senior high schools; masters degree and Ph. D from Catholic University, majoring in Latin and Greek.

Lloyd G. Fennell, 43, 6422 7th St. NW; economic and small business adviser, Neighborhood Development Center No. 2; LLB from Blackstone School of Law; married two children.

Philip E. Pannell, 26, community aide, Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease; bachelors degree in political science, Fordham University, Now enrolled in masters program in political science, Catholic University.

Victoria T. Street, 59, 1906 Tulip St. NW; retired, former teacher, supervisor, assistant principal and evening school principal, D.C. schools; masters degree in communication, American University; married, one child.

The public hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Takoma Elementary School, Piney Branch Road and Dahlia Street NW. Each candidate will be allowed to speak for 10 minutes. Other citizens who wish to speak will be allowed five minutes each. Persons have their names place on the speakers' list 24 hours before the meeting by calling the office of the education board executive secretary, 724-4289.