NDAPSSA Hall of Fame
Grand Forks sportswriter
Inducted to the Hall of Fame: September 30, 1987
Born: November 12, 1888 in Tower City, N.D.
Died: June 4, 1977 in Grand Forks, age 88.
High School: Graduated from Valley City High School, 1909.
College: University of North Dakota
Locklin was credited with being the first North Dakota newspaperman to organize sports into one part of the paper. He worked at the Grand Forks Herald from 1913 to 1916. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, Locklin returned to the Herald in 1921 and remained the Herald's sports editor for 40 years, until he retired in 1961. He was one of the recipients in 1962 when the Sioux award was presented by the UND Alumni Association, an award presented to the school's distinguished alumni. The press box at UND's Memorial Stadium was named in his honor. Locklin covered five boxing championship fights, including the famous second Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey heavyweight fight.