Thomas L Locke (1933 - 2002)

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Thomas L Locke
1933 - 2002
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August 11, 1933
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February 17, 2002
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15211
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Thomas L Locke was born on August 11, 1933. He died on February 17, 2002 at 68 years of age. We know that Thomas L Locke had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15211.
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National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies Section C1 Site 259 1158 Morgan Road, in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017
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Branch of service: Us Army
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Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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Thomas L Locke died on February 17, 2002 at 68 years of age. He was buried in National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies Section C1 Site 259, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. He was born on August 11, 1933. We have no information about Thomas's family. We know that Thomas L Locke had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15211.

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In 1933, in the year that Thomas L Locke was born, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1955, he was 22 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1960, by the time he was 27 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1977, by the time he was 44 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1988, he was 55 years old when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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