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Eugene Murphy Locke

ambassador , lawyer

Eugene Murphy Locke, American ambassador, lawyer.


Locke, Eugene Murphy was born on January 6, 1918 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Eugene Perry and Marie (Murphy) Locke.


Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1937. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1940.


Admitted to Texas bar, 1940. With firm Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney and Neely, and predecessors, 1940-1941, senior partner, from 1946. United States ambassador to Pakistan, 1966-1967.

Deputy ambassador to South Vietnam, from 1967. With OPA, Washington and Dallas, 1941-1942. Chairman Executive Committee Lomas and Nettleton Financial Corporation, from 1962.

Director Trinity Steel Company, Trammell Crow Realty Trust.


Member Dallas Committee Economics Development, from 1958. Member land planning committee Graduate Research Center Southwest. Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II.

Member Texas Indiana Producers and Royalty Association (past president), Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (director), American, Dallas bar associations, Yale Law School Alumni Association (Vice-President, Executive Committee), Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Dallas Country, Dallas, City, Idlewild, Petroleum (Dallas).


Married Adele Neely, October 27, 1941. Children: Aimee Marie, John Patrick, Thomas Neely.

Eugene Perry Locke

Marie (Murphy) Locke

Adele Neely

Aimee Marie Locke

John Patrick Locke

Thomas Neely Locke