Gary Locke Research Paper

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Gary Faye Locke, one of the most famous politician in U.S and China, and also he is the most succeeded Asian-American in U.S. As a third generation Asian-American, he has no traces of Asian without he 's looking. But he 's made a brilliant contribution to the relations between China and the United States. Shize Luo, who 's Gary Locke 's grandfather, moved to United States around the middle of 19th Century. Gary Locke 's father was born in China, and he moved to Washington State when he was Thirteen. During the World War II, his father joined the U.S Army and fought in the Europe. Also his father was involved in the Normandy Invasion in 1944. After the war, his father went back to HongKong and married his mother, and moved back to Seattle. However, the racial discrimination was very serious back to 1940s and 1950s, his father was hardly finding a job, and the only…show more content…
Even though his father was running a restaurant and a grocery store, Locke still need relied on scholarships and school work to pay for his own tuition, and able to finish his college degree in 1972, and achieved a degree in Political Science. Then he studied and earned a Law degree in 1975 from Boston University. After graduated from Boston University, Locke entered King County 's Procuratorate, served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Prosecutor. In 1982, he was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives, because of his great performance, he re-elected for up to 11 years. In 1993, Locke defeated his opponent by 54% of votes, and elected as King County 's first Asian-American executive. In 1996, Locke was elected as Washington 's 21th governor, which make him the first Asian-American governor in U.S history, tenure of 1997-2005. On October 1st, 1997, he had his first International tour after he became the governor of Washington State, went to Tokyo, Beijing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong and other places, in order to promote bilateral trade between Washington State and those
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