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John Locke

John Locke was a 17th-century English philosopher whose ideas formed the foundation of liberal democracy and greatly influenced both the American and French revolutions. His contributions to philosop…

John LOCKE

LOCKE, John, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Mass., February 14, 1764; attended Andover Academy and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; taught school; wa…

Alain Locke

The Question: Who was the first African American to be a Rhodes scholar? The Answer: Alain Locke, considered the father of the Harlem …

Matthew LOCKE

LOCKE, Matthew, (uncle of Francis Locke, and great-great-great-grandfather of Effiegene (Locke) Wingo), a Representative from North Carolina; born in the north of Ireland in 1730; immigrated to…

Francis LOCKE

Senate Years of Service: 1814-1815Party: UnknownLOCKE, Francis, (nephew of Matthew Locke), a Senator from North Carolina; born in Rowan County, N.C., October 31, 1776; attended Zion-Parnassus A…

Gary Locke Biography

Gary Locke governorBorn: 1/21/1950Birthplace: Seattle, Wash. Locke received a B.A. in political science from Yale University in 1972, and a law degree from Boston University in 1975. He worked…

Alain Locke Biography

Alain Lockewriter, educatorBorn: 1886Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to his long list of academic honors, Locke is credited with helping to initiate and propel the Harlem Renaissanc…

Alain LeRoy Locke

Writer and educator Alain LeRoy Locke was the editor of 1925's The New Negro, and he is sometimes called "the father of the Harlem Renaissance" for his influence on African-American art and literature…

Sondra Locke Biography

Sondra Lockeactress, directorBorn: 5/28/1947Birthplace: Shelbyville, Tennessee After her film debut in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), for which she was nominated for an Oscar, Locke became well …

Effiegene Locke WINGO

WINGO, Effiegene Locke, (wife of Otis Theodore Wingo and great-great-great-grandaughter of Matthew Locke), a Representative from Arkansas; born in Lockesburg, Sevier County, Ark., April 13, 188…