Lorry I. Lokey

Lorry I. Lokey

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Lorry I. Lokey (born March 27, 1927) is an American businessperson and philanthropist. A native of Portland, Oregon, he founded the company Business Wire in 1961 and has donated in excess of $400 million to charities, with the majority of the money given to schools. He resides in San Francisco, California.

Early life

Lorry Lokey was born on March 27, 1927, and grew up in Portland, Oregon, attending Alameda Elementary School. Portland Business Journal, May 29, 2007. University of Oregon. Retrieved on July 24, 2008. Portland Business Journal, October 15, 2007. Growing up in Northeast Portland, he graduated from Grant High School before joining the United States Army and fighting in World War II.McBride, Tess. Oregon Daily Emerald, February 9, 2007. While in the service he worked on the Pacific Stars & Stripes as an editor after the war ended.

In 1949 he graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. San Jose Business Journal, February 27, 2007. While at Stanford he served as editor of the school newspaper, the Stanford Daily. Upon graduation Lokey began working for United Press, now United Press International, and then at newspapers and in the public relations field. One...
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