Posted on January 17, 2006:
Other works by Aleck include "A Matter of Space", a novel that blends his love of science, engineering, history, and archaeology that readers young and old will enjoy, and “A Most Convenient Place”, informative and entertaining reading which captures a comprehensive history of Leonardtown between 1650 – 1950.
About the Author:
Aleck Loker is a ninth-generation St. Mary’s County native who knows and loves local history. After graduating from Ryken High School (now St. Mary’s Ryken) Aleck attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. Aleck returned to Leonardtown and began a thirty-three year career at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. In his Navy career, Aleck achieved recognition for innovative work that was widely published. His collaboration with Naval test pilots and engineers spanned virtually every facet of the work at the Patuxent Navy base. Aleck served as the Executive Director of the Naval Air Station for his last three years with the Navy.
Along the way, Aleck studied local history and published numerous articles in magazines and in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s, a publication of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society. Aleck’s last book-length work was the popular A Most Convenient Place, Leonardtown, Maryland 1650-1950.
Aleck and his wife Ann divide their time between Williamsburg, Virginia and Leonardtown, Maryland.