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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Sally Watlington papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20170321

Helen B. Schleman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 334
Overview The Helen Schleman papers contain papers, clippings, speeches, and photographs documenting Helen Schleman’s life. The collection has particular emphases on her role as Purdue's Dean of Women and as an adovcate for women's rights.