Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Hamilton Lokey

(1910-   )

Lawyer and state legislator, of Atlanta, Georgia

"Hamilton Lokey (1910- ), lawyer and author, born in Atlanta, Georgia. Admitted to Georgia Bar (1933) and established the law firm of Lokey and Bowden (1939- ) with Henry Bowden. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy (1942-1945 and 1950-1951). Saw action at the Battle of Leyte Gulf (1944). Returned to law practice (1945). Elected to Georgia General Assembly from Fulton County (1953-1956)."

[Source: Note, Hamilton Lokey Papers, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University] [Reference to Lokey's poetry can be found in the Emory University collection of papers]


Hamilton Lokey, The Low Key Life of Ham Lokey (Athens, Georgia: Agee, 1991)

Research Resources

Hamilton Lokey Papers
Atlanta Historical Center
Atlanta, Georgia

["Drafts of speeches including several on school desegregation in Georgia, correspondence relating to speaking engagements,
legal briefs on Winecoff Hotel fire litigation, and autobiography (3 v.)"]