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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Funeral today for D.C.'s Lockridge

By Washington Post editors

Funeral services are being held at noon Thursday for William Lockridge, a longtime member of Washington's board of education.

Lockridge died Jan. 12, of respiratory failure at George Washington University Hospital. He was 63. Services will be at the Temple of Praise in Southeast Washington.

Lockridge, a member of the D.C. Board of Education since 1998, was known for his determination and chronic impatience to get things done. He spent more than 25 years in public and community service in wards 7 and 8, the areas of Northeast and Southeast predominantly east of the Anacostia River. He represented Ward 8 on the D.C. State Board of Education.

"For decades he showed that he cared deeply for the District of Columbia and particularly for our children," Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in a statement.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2011; 10:32 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Education  
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