The University Record, October 17, 1994


Harold James Lockett

Harold James Lockett, formerly a clinical assistant professor at the Medical School, died here Oct. 6 at age 70.

Lockett held a B.A. from Indiana University and received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College. He served his residency in adult psychiatry at the U-M and a residency in child psychiatry at the Hawthorn Center in Northville.

He held numerous positions at Hawthorn, including director of the treatment hospital, assistant director of the center and then director. He was a founder and past president of the Hawthorn Center Association and continued as a board member until his death.

He was a member of a number of professional associations and active on the Ann Arbor Board of Education. He worked with several agencies that serve children and was for many years a member of the Spaulding for Children board of directors.

He also was on the board of the Michigan Theater and the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

In the early 1970s, Lockett was one of the founding members of the Ann Arbor Black Theater and served as one of its officers and principal supporters.

He is survived by his daughter, Cherie Lockett; his father, Jesse Lockett; four sisters, Mildred Lockett Lipscombe, Marjorie Lockett Wilson, Inez Lockett Lewis and Agnew Lockett Brown, as well as four aunts and a number of cousins, nephews and nieces. His wife, Betty Griffin Lockett, died in 1980.