【4/17/2021】 CAPA NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Written by: Xiaoyan Deng)


骆家辉(Gary Faye Locke), born January 21, 1950,  is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 10th United States ambassador to China (2011–2014). He was previously the 21st governor of Washington (1997–2005) and served in the Obama administration as United States Secretary of Commerce (2009–2011). Locke is the first governor in the continental United States of East Asian descent and the only Chinese American ever to have served as a governor of any state. He was also the first Chinese American to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China.

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Gary Locke was born on January 21, 1950, in Seattle, and spent his early years living in the Yesler Terrace public housing project. Through a combination of part-time jobs, financial aid, and scholarships, Locke attended Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1972. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1975.

Locke was named the interim president of Bellevue College in May 2020, following the resignation of the college’s president due to a controversial defacement of a campus mural.

Recently, Gary Locke joined hundreds of protesters in Seattle’s International District to condemn anti-Asian violence on March 14, 2021. he led the demonstrators in the chant “hate is a virus.”

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