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Gary Locke

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Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) is an American politician, attorney, and former diplomat from the state of Washington. Locke served as the 21st governor of Washington from 1997 to 2005, where he was the first Chinese-American governor as well as the first Asian American governor in the continental U.S. During the Obama administration, Locke served as Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011, and as Ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014, the first Chinese American to serve in the role.First elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1982, Locke went on to become King County executive in 1993 before being elected governor in the 1996 election. A former prosecutor by profession, Locke staked out a reputation as a moderate Democrat during his tenure. Reelected in the 2000 gubernatorial election, Locke was chosen by national Democrats to give the party's response to president George W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Locke has received more than 892,048 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Gary Locke is the 13,963rd most popular politician (down from 12,578th in 2019), the 6,689th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,547th in 2019) and the 427th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Gary Locke ranks 13,963 out of 15,577Before him are Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, Georgi Atanasov, Jacques Sautereau, Jim Fouché, Philippe Séguin, and Fergus Mór. After him are Serhiy Tihipko, Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Icel of Mercia, Ashur-rim-nisheshu, and Lyudvig Chibirov.

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Among people born in 1950, Gary Locke ranks 337Before him are Aloma Wright, Muhammad Mian Soomro, Faouzi Benzarti, Ian McNeice, Lee Tamahori, and Arianna Huffington. After him are Mauro Bellugi, Kate Nelligan, Susan George, Maricica Puică, Dan Hartman, and Ronny Yu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Locke ranks 6,689 out of 18,182Before him are Jeanne Eagels (1890), Jason Lee (1970), Steve Jackson (1953), Charmian Carr (1942), Kim Manners (1951), and Josiah Royce (1855). After him are Charles F. Hockett (1916), Jeffrey C. Alexander (1947), Adele Goldberg (1945), Regis Philbin (1931), William Wilson Morgan (1906), and Neal Hefti (1922).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Gary Locke ranks 427Before him are Florence Bascom (1862), Timothy Pickering (1745), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (1954), Jane Pierce (1806), J. William Fulbright (1905), and Bainbridge Colby (1869). After him are Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann (1933), Johnny Isakson (1944), Dan Bilzerian (1980), David Rice Atchison (1807), Edwin Stanton (1814), and Enoch L. Johnson (1883).