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Frank P. Lockhart

foreign service officer

Frank P. Lockhart was a newspaper publisher; U.S. Consul General in Hankow (1925-31); Tientsin (1931-35); Shanghai (1940-42).

Background

Son of Francis Asbury Lockhart and Lida (Pruitt) Lockhart; married, November 8, 1904, to Ruby Hess.

Education

Student Grayson College, Whitewright, Texas.

Career

Member Lockhart Brothers, public Pittsburg (Texas) Gazette, since 1900. Private secretary to congressman, 1902-1913, to the United States senator, 1913-1914. Assistant chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs, 1914-1925, chief of division, 1925.

Sent on special mission to Far East, by Department of State, 1919. Technical delegate to Conference on Limitation of Armament, Washington, 1921-1922. Detailed to the Special Conference on the Chinese Customs Tariff, at Peking, 1925.

Consul general Hankow, China, 1925-1931, Tientsin, China, 1931-1935. Counselor of legation, Pieping, China, April-September 1935, counselor of Embassy since September 1935-April 1940. Consul general at Shanghai, 1940-1942.

Chief, Division of Philippine Affairs, Department of State, 1942. Director American Foreign Service Association Business manager Foreign Service Journal Address: State Department, Washington.

Connections

father:
Francis Asbury Lockhart

mother:
Lida (Pruitt) Lockhart

Wife:
Ruby Hess

Son:
Frank P. Jr. Mem. Lockhart

Daughter:
Maurine