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George Herbert Locke 1870-1937

George Herbert Locke

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

George Herbert Locke

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2012

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Lincoln
In Beamsville, on the northwest corner of
Mountain and Beam streets
1 block south of King Street (Road 81)

Coordinates: N 43 09.873 W 79 28.552


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Plaque Text

Born at Beamsville and educated at Victoria College and the University of Toronto, Locke taught at Toronto, Chicago and Harvard Universities and was Dean of Education at Chicago and at MacDonald College before becoming Chief Librarian of the Toronto Public Libraries. In that position, he transformed a small institution into one of the most respected library systems on the continent. Sometime President of the American Library Association, one of the founders of the Arts and Letters Club, he was a gifted speaker and the author of books and articles on literary, historical, and professional themes. He died in Toronto.

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