Hamilton Lokey Photographs
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Hamilton Lokey Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Lokey, Hamilton, 1910-1996
Title: Hamilton Lokey Photographs
Dates: 1952-1956, undated
Quantity: 17.0 images
Quantity: 17 black and white and color photographic prints linear ft. (x boxes)
Identification: ahc.VIS175

Biographical/Historical Note

Hamilton Lokey (1910-1996) was an Atlanta attorney and politician. Born in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Hugh (1876-1957) and Rebecca (1879-?), he had three siblings, Hugh Jr. (1970-1975), his sister Boyce (1909-?), and younger brother Charles (1914-2008). Lokey graduated from the University of Georgia and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1933. He established the Atlanta law firm of Lokey and Bowden with Henry Bowden in 1939. Lokey enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1942-1945 and from 1950-1951. In 1944 he married Muriel Mattson and the couple had five children: Hamilton, Jr. (1945- ), William (1947- ), Fletcher (1949- ), Ann (1952- ), and Rebecca. After World War II he returned to his law practice and represented the insurance company for the Winecoff Hotel against litigants suing for damages as a result of a disastrous fire in 1946. Lokey was elected to the Georgia General Assembly from Fulton County and served from 1953-1956. In 1958, Lokey and his wife Muriel were among the founders of H.O.P.E., Inc. (Help Our Public Education) a nonprofit, largely-volunteer organization whose objective was to prevent the closing of public schools under any circumstances during the school desegregation crisis. Lokey continued his law career and gave dozens of speeches on the issues of school desegregation and the legal profession.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes public relations photographs of the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Army that include images of Georgia Representative Hamilton Lokey and other unidentified Georgia politicians. The photographed events include a junket to St. Simons Island, Georgia, visits to the Lockheed plant in Marietta, and to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Other photographs are campaign photographs taken during parades, presumably in downtown Atlanta.


This collection is arranged alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government
Lokey, Hamilton, 1910-1996
Political campaigns--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hamilton Lokey Photographs, VIS 175, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gift of Hamilton Lokey, 1976 (1976.211, 1976.186, 1976.265).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2009.


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Related Material

Hamilton Lokey papers, MSS 349, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Container List



VIS 175.01VIS 175.01 Campaign photographs, undated ( 8.0 photographic prints )


VIS 175.02VIS 175.02 Delegation at Lockheed plant, 1952 ( 1.0 photographic print )


VIS 175.03VIS 175.03 Junket to Saint Simons Island, 1955 ( 5.0 photographic prints )


VIS 175.04VIS 175.04 Lakeview Country Club, West Virginia, 1955 ( 1.0 photographic print )


VIS 175.05VIS 175.05 Lokey, Hamilton with military officials, 1956, undated ( 2.0 photographic prints )