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Lockhart, Madelyn McClintock  
LOCKHART, MADELYN McCLINTOCK Madelyn McClintock Lockhart died suddenly at North Florida Regional Hospital January 19. She was born September 21, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Alexander and Mary Lockhart. She graduated valedictorian of Dormont High School and received a scholarship from the Pittsburgh Music Society. She received an academic scholarship from Denison University in Ohio and graduated with a double major in Music and Economics. She earned her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Economics from Ohio State University. Her research on measurement of income of cities and counties was adopted by the US Department of Labor. She and her husband, Dr. Milton Z. Kafoglis, came to Florida in 1960 and she became director of the Alachua County Poverty Program. She served as a member of President Johnson's Council of Social Advisors and later on President Nixon's Commission on Revenue Sharing. She served as Professor of Economics and Assistant Dean and Dean of the Graduate School. She spent a year in Africa introducing the University to African Universities in order to open research opportunities for University of Florida faculty research and to promote the African Studies Center at the University of Florida. In 1984 she was appointed Dean of the University Graduate School, the first woman to hold an academic University-wide position at the University of Florida and one of the first of major universities. She later served as Chairman of the Southeastern Association of Graduate Schools. Dean Lockhart was also active in the Gainesville community. She was one of the individuals who established Altrusa International in Gainesville, serving as President in the early years. She also served as President of the Florida Free Speech Forum after helping to establish this organization in Gainesville. She was a Director on the Alachua County Library Board and a member of the St. Francis House Board, serving as treasurer for many years. A true Gator, Dean Lockhart was active in retirement as Director of the Village Gator Club and a major contributor to artistic activities at the University of Florida. She is survived by two children and five grandchildren. Her daughter, Mary Katherine Lockwood, is a professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. Her son, Charles Kafoglis, is a retired IBM executive now teaching high school mathematics in the Houston schools. Her grandchildren include Meredith and Andrew Lockwood and Daniel, Clare, and Michael Kafoglis. A Celebration of Life will be held at the University of Florida Auditorium on Friday February 6 at 4:30 pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Madelyn M. Lockhart Graduate Student and Faculty Fellowship at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida, Gainesville. OnlineGiving/FundDetail.asp? FundCode=014889 or mail to: College of the Arts.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015
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