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David Alexander Lockmiller, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Supreme Court United States.


Lockmiller, David Alexander was born on August 30, 1906 in Athens, Tennessee, United States. Son of George Franklin and Lotta May (Ulrey) Lockmiller.


B.Ph., Emory University, 1927. A.M., Emory University, 1928. Doctor of Laws, Emory University, 1954.

Juris Doctor, Cumberland University, 1929. Doctor of Laws, Cumberland University, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1935.

Postgraduate summers, Oxford University, England, 1937. Postgraduate summers, University Chicago, 1940. Postgraduate summers, University Paris, 1952.

Doctor of Letters, University Chattanooga, 1960. Doctor of Humane Letters, American University, 1961. Doctor of Education, Tennessee Wesleyan College, 1962.


Practiced in, Monett, Missouri, 1929-1933;research assistant, Institute Research in Social Science, U. North Carolina, 1934-1935;instructor history and political science, North Carolina State University, 1935-1936;assistant professor, North Carolina State University, 1936-1938;associate professor, North Carolina State University, 1938-1941;professor, head department, North Carolina State University, 1940-1942;president, U. Chattanooga, 1942-1959;president, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1959-1961;executive director, Distance Edition and Training Council, Washington, 1961-1972;education consultant, since 1972. Visiting professor American history Emory University, summer 1938, North Carolina College, Durham, summer 1941. Visiting professor geography Meredith College, 1941-1942.

1st vice chairman American Council on Education, 1952-1953.


  • Bar: Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Supreme Court United States.



Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


Member executive committee North Carolina History Highway Markers, 1935-1942, National Mental Health Council United States Public Health Service. Defense advisory committee education Armed Forces. Member President's Commission to Argentina Sesquicentennial, 1960.

Past member University Senate Methodist Church State department representative to colleges universities Far East, 1953. Honorary trustee University Chattanooga Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation. Fellow American Scandinavian Foundation.

Member Association American Colleges and University (president 1960-1961), Southern University Conference (executive secretary 1956-1959), Association Urban Universities (past president), International Conference Correspondence Education, Chattanooga Bar Association, Chattanooga Executive Club (ex-president), Sons of the American Revolution, American History Association, Tennessee College Association (president 1948-1949), Southern Association Colleges and Secondary Schools (vice president 1953), American Political Science Association, Southern History Association, Bar Association Ohio, American Military Institute, Conference Latin American Studies, State Literature and History Association North Carolina, Newcomen Society, Sovereign Order St. John of Jerusalem-Knights of Malta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key, Phi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Delta Epsilon, Tau Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, Alpha Pi Omega, Delta Sigma Rho, Alpha Beta Kappa (founder) Clubs: Masons, Knight Templar, Shriners. Rotary (Washington) (past Chattanooga president, district governor), Kiwanis (Chattanooga) (honorary), Torch International (Washington), Cosmos (Washington).


Married Alma Elizabeth Russell, September 23, 1930. Children: Franklin Russell, Carlotta Elizabeth Lockmiller Fanari. Married Virginia L. Wilkinson, May 20, 1996.

George Franklin Lockmiller

Lotta May (Ulrey) Lockmiller

Alma Elizabeth Russell

Virginia L. Wilkinson

Franklin Russell Lockmiller

Carlotta Elizabeth Lockmiller Fanari Lockmiller