George Locke

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George Locke
Born (1870-03-29)March 29, 1870
Beamsville, Ontario
Died January 28, 1937(1937-01-28) (aged 66)
Nationality Canadian
Citizenship Canadian
Alma mater Victoria College, University of Toronto
Occupation Librarian
Employer Toronto Public Library

George Herbert Locke (March 29, 1870 – January 28, 1937) was a Canadian librarian. He was chief librarian of the Toronto Public Library from 1908 until his death, a time of great expansion in that library system. In 1926-27 he became the second Canadian to be president of the American Library Association.[1] The George H. Locke Memorial Branch of the Toronto Public Library, which opened in 1949, is named after him.[2][3]


  1. ^ "ALA's Past Presidents". American Library Association. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
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  3. ^ "George H. Locke, 1870-1937". Libraries Today. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 

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