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Luke Vincent Lockwood (February 1, 1872 - January 23, 1951) was a founding member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1910.
Luke Vincent Lockwood was born February 1, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Luke A. Lockwood and Mary Louise Lyon, daughter of Captain William Lyon and Catherine Mead. Lockwood was the fifth great-Grandson of the English immigrant and Greenwich colonist, Robert Lockwood and Susan Norman, daughter of Captain Richard Norman. Lockwood received his A.B. from Trinity College in 1893 and his law degree from New York Law School in 1895; he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1895.
Lockwood was a lawyer and an author in the field of furniture design of the Federal Period in United States. He is the author of Colonial Furniture In America (1901). He has been termed the "pioneering furniture scholar" in America. He was also a very active member of Acacia Lodge No. 85 of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in Greenwich, Connecticut. Luke Vincent Lockwood was active in the arts: he was president, 1916-1932, of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England; honorary life Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; director of the Fine Arts Association; trustee of the Antiquarian and Landmark Society; and held a number of other positions on committees and boards in the arts. Lockwood was a collector of art and antiquities; a sale of his and his wife's estate was held at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1954.
For many years Lockwood made his home in Greenwich, where he was active in civic and banking circles. He served on the town's Board of Estimate and Taxation, was president of the Greenwich News-Graphic, president of the Greenwich Hospital and chairman of the board of the Greenwich Trust Company. He practiced law in New York for many years and was a partner in the law firm of Lockwood & Redfleld, 165 Broadway, Manhattan.
He married on November 16, 1897, Alice Gardner Burnell, with whom he had two children, Luke B. Lockwood, and Dr. Jane Lockwood.
He died January 23, 1951 at Greenwich, Connecticut.
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