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Watlington, Sally, 1938-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: May 6, 1938-

Biographical Information

Sarah J. Watlington, also known as Sally Watlington, is a retired Captain of the U.S. Navy and was the first female executive officer of an NROTC unit at Purdue University. She was born May 6, 1938 to William Thomas and Margaret Watlington in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Purdue University in 1960 with a BA. She received her MS in 1970 from the Naval Post Graduate School. Since retiring from her career in the Navy, Watlington has been highly active in her community and with philanthropic endeavors. In 1995, she was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash Award by Governor Evan Bayh.

Citation

Sarah Jane Watlington | Prabook. Accessed June 4, 2019. https://prabook.com/web/sarah_jane.watlington/324635

Citation

MSO 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Beverley Stone flag

 Unprocessed — Box: ` item
Identifier: 20140304

Helen Schleman pins, medals, and ribbons

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20170321.4

Sally Watlington papers

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20170321

Sarah J. Watlington speech

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 13, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 14
Scope and Contents Program and speech by Sarah "Sally" Watlington about Helen Schleman, for Chronicling Women's History: Selections from the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives event at Purdue University, 2008.