Frank P. Lockhart
|Consul General of the United States, Shanghai|
|Clarence E. Gauss|
|Monnett B. Davis|
|Born||8 April 1881|
Pittsburg, Texas, United States of America
|Died||25 August 1949 (aged 68)|
He attended Grayson College. Following graduation he first worked as a newspaper editor in Texas. After two years he went to Washington DC where he worked as a private secretary to Morris Sheppard, who was a senator and subsequently member of the House of Representatives.
In 1914, Lockhart joined the State Department as assistant chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs eventually rising to chief of the division. He was involved in the Washington Naval Conference on arms control as an expert. In 1925, he was appointed US consul-general in Hankow and between 1931 and 1933 he was US Consul-General in Tianjin. In 1933, he was transferred to the US Embassy in Peiping as Counsellor to the US Embassy. Lockhart was appointed consul-general in Shanghai, in 1939 serving until December 7, 1941 when the US Consulate was occupied at the beginning of the Pacific War. He was interned until he was repatriated in mid 1942 on the MS Gripsholm.
From October 1942, he was chief of the Office of Philippine Affairs and promoted to the chief of the Division of Philippine Affairs in Jan 1944 until his retirement in 1946. He subsequently joined the American Foreign Service Association serving as a director and business manager of the American Foreign Service Journal.