Oral history of Wilbert Locklin
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Wilbert Locklin was born in 1921 in Washington, DC. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins and, in the late 1940s, went on to work for the university as the Vice President of the Johns Hopkins University Fund. During his tenure, he raised money for the school's library and athletic center, while playing an integral role in the expansion and development of Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).In addition to his work at Hopkins, Locklin served as an aviator for the Armed Air Forces during WWII and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He also served as the President of Springfield College for 20 years beginning in 1963. In this interview, Locklin discusses his time at Hopkins as a full scholarship recipient as well as his time working as the Vice President of the Johns Hopkins University Fund. This oral history is a part of the Mame Warren oral histories series.