James E. Klock served as president of Plymouth Normal School for 11 years. During his tenure, physical education was added to the school curriculum and a studeng government was instituted.
President Klock graduated from the State Normal school at Emporia, Kansas. He was superintendent of schools in Lyon County and principal of Emporia High School (Kansas); superintendent of schools in Leavenworth, Kansas and Helena, Montana before coming to PNS.
He later work in the real estate business in Florida.
from One Hundred Years of Service: Plymouth State College 1871-1971. Norton R. Bagley; and advancement publications