Born on May 23, 1903, in Baltimore, Maryland, Pinkney died
of a heart attack in Chestertown, Maryland on April 11, 1981. After graduating from the Baltimore Teachers' Training
School in 1924, he earned his B.S. in Education from Morgan State College in
Maryland in 1939. That same year he took graduate work at Hunter Teachers'
College in New York City. He earned a Masters in Education from the University
of Pennsylvania, and in 1968 received an honorary doctorate from the Baptist
Union Seminary. From 1946 to 1963 he served as a departmental director in the
Allegheny Conference. For the next three years he was president of Oakwood
College, in Huntsville, Alabama. Following this he served as associate director
of the Temperance Department of the General Conference until his retirement in
1980. While at the General Conference he directed Kaleidoscope, a daily radio program dealing with the dangers of alcohol,
tobacco, and drugs, and carried by some 50 stations. Survivors include his wife,
Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Orme and Mrs. Louis Lee; and two sons, Addison
V., Jr., and Donald H.