John L. Locke, Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment
The John L. Locke, Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment was established in 1994 to attract and retain a faculty member in the area of cardiovascular research and treatment. The chair is dedicated to the memory of John L. Locke, Jr., who was a victim of heart disease, and his devoted family.
At the time of his death in 1968, Mr. Locke bequeathed his estate to support “the care, treatment, and research of heart disease.” Upon the recommendation of his personal physician, Dr. William E. Watts, funds from his estate were used to establish the John L. Locke, Jr. Coronary Care Center at Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, and the John L. Locke, Jr. Health Sciences Computer Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
In 1979, Irene Fisher Locke, mother of John L. Locke, Jr., created the John L. Locke, Jr. Charitable Trust with a personal gift. Income from the trust was to be used to enhance, in perpetuity, the programs in heart research and treatment established by John Jr.’s bequest.
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