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 In Memoriam - Emil Lockwood, elder statesman of Duck Key


Emil Lockwood, resident of Duck Key and twice President of the Duck Key Homeowners' Association died in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday, Aug. 2, 2002. He was 82 years of age. He will be remembered fondly by residents for his laughter, his dry wit and the service he provided to the Duck Key community. During his second term as President of DKPOA, his leadership helped in establishing the Duck Key Security District. Emil Lockwood had a great love for Duck Key, and the Lockwood's home served as the community center for island social, civic and political functions for many years.

He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1941, and served as a naval officer from 1942 to 1945 during World War II earning five medals. After the war Emil became a teacher. He taught at Westminster College in Missouri, and coached football at the Missouri School for the Deaf. He later taught accounting at Adrian College in Michigan. He received his master's degree in 1947, and became a certified public accountant. Emil's business ventures included ownership of insurance and accounting enterprises, radio stations and a loobying firm.

 Emil loved politics. He was member of Michigan state senate from 1963-70. As Michigan Senate majority leader Emil was successful in getting civil rights legislation dealing with fair and open housing matters passed after the Detroit riots. In 1970, Emil formed a partnership and started Public Affairs Associates, a powerful lobbying firm in Lansing.

A biography recounting Emil's life and accomplishments by Stan and Marilyn Fedewa of Lansing, Michigan entitled, MAN IN MOTION : Michigan's Legendary Senate Majority Leader, Emil Lockwood is is now available at the co-authors' website .


 Emil is survived by his wife, Anna; a son, Eric of Oregon; daughters Lori Doles and Lorette Lockwood of Colorado; a stepdaughter Franny Showerman of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Emil Lockwood was held on November 18th at the Marathon Yacht Club.





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