William E. Lingelbach, Jr., College 1925, was a partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and engineered Blue Cross entering the Philadelphia insurance market.
At Penn he was a three-time All-American soccer player and was an inaugural inductee into Penn's Athletics Hall of Fame. A Rhodes scholar, he represented the University of Oxford twice in soccer and three times in tennis, and was among the first Americans to be on the teams for both sports. Devoted to court tennis, the predecessor of modern lawn tennis, he took major amateur titles in the game and was the American and British doubles champion.
A longtime leader of the national and local chapters of the English-Speaking Union, he received an honorary CBE from Queen Elizabeth in 1962.
His father, William E. Lingelbach Sr., was head of history at Penn, and this fund, established in 1945, supports acquisitions in history.
Materials purchased through this fund include:
- Transnational childhoods : British Bangladeshis, identities and social change
- State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782. Part II: State Papers Foreign - Low Countries and Germany [electronic resource]
- Companion to World War II [electronic resource]
- Early Stuart Irish warrants, 1623-1639 : the Falkland and Wentworth administrations
- Macedonia : a voyage through history
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