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|10th United States Ambassador to China|
August 16, 2011 – March 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Jon Huntsman Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Max Baucus|
|36th United States Secretary of Commerce|
March 26, 2009 – August 1, 2011
Rebecca Blank (acting)
|Preceded by||Carlos Gutierrez|
|Succeeded by||John Bryson|
|21st Governor of Washington|
January 15, 1997 – January 12, 2005
|Preceded by||Mike Lowry|
|Succeeded by||Christine Gregoire|
|5th King County Executive|
January 4, 1994 – January 15, 1997
|Preceded by||Tim Hill|
|Succeeded by||Ron Sims|
|Member of the Washington House of Representatives|
from the 37th district
January 10, 1983 – January 3, 1994
|Preceded by||Peggy Maxie|
|Succeeded by||Vivian Caver|
Gary Faye Locke
January 21, 1950
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mona Lee (m. 1994–2015)|
|Education||Yale University (BA)|
Boston University (JD)
Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) is an American politician. He was the 10th United States ambassador to China (2011–14). He was the 21st Governor of Washington (1997–2005) and served in the Obama administration as United States Secretary of Commerce (2009–11).
Locke is the first governor in the United States of East Asian descent, and is the only Chinese American ever to have served as a governor of any state. He was also the first Chinese American to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China.
- Gilbert Cruz (February 25, 2009). Commerce Secretary: Gary Locke. Time. http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1881587,00.html. Retrieved March 25, 2009.