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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/ 8/2011

State board member Lockridge hospitalized

By Bill Turque

D.C. State Board of Education member William Lockridge is on life support at George Washington University Hospital this morning, according to a family spokesperson. Lockridge, 63, a veteran community activist who represents Ward 8 on the board, fell ill at his Southeast home Friday afternoon and was rushed to the hospital. The spokeperson, Natalie Williams, said family and friends are asking for the community's prayers.

By Bill Turque  | January 8, 2011; 11:04 AM ET
 
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I remember Mr. Lockridge as a kind, generous person who gave a high school graduate down on his luck a job and a chance back in 1988. Few elected officials have served their city as ardently and steadfastly as Mr. Lockridge has, and I hope for the best. - Peter Burris

Posted by: phburris | January 8, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

My heart is severely punctured to hear of William Lockridge's illness. We, he and I, had just spoken at the DCDSC meeting Thursday evening and he was his usually pleasant and personable self. He seemed extremely happy and greeted folk with a wide smile. Wow, what a difference a mere few hours make. I pray that God awash Mr. Lockridge's body in his mercy, grace, and healing powers and restore him to us renewed so that this long-time and ardent champion of social justice and education can continue to serve the residents of DC as only he can and has done. If any who believe the prayers of the righteous prevaileth much, now is the time to pray without ceasing.

Posted by: jeriwashington | January 8, 2011 7:59 PM | Report abuse

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