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Hamilton Lokey Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS175

Scope and Contents of the Records

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.


  • 1952-1956, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


17 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

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

Acquisition Information

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

Related Materials

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

General Physical Description note

17 black and white and color photographic prints linear ft.(x boxes)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2009.

HAMILTON LOKEY PHOTOGRAPHS, 1952-1956, undatedahc.VIS 175
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
August 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305