|Date of birth||27 April 1887|
|Place of birth||Kriwiec, Austria-Hungary|
|Year of aliyah||1936|
|Date of death||1 February 1972(aged 84)|
|Party represented in Knesset|
Born in Kriwiec in Austria-Hungary, Locker was educated at a Jewish school. In 1902 he began contributing to the Der Yidisher Arbeiter newspaper, which he later became editor of. In 1904 he signed up to study law at Chernivtsi University, and in the same year established the Flowers of Zion student union.
The following year he joined Poale Zion, and became a member of its central committee in Austria-Hungary. In 1916 he became secretary of the movement's The Hague office, and later served the same role in Stockholm. He represented Poale Zion at conferences for socialist parties, and between 1918 and 1928 served as secretary of the Poale Zion World Union. From 1928 until 1931 he served as Poale Zion's secretary in the United States.
In 1931 he moved to London and became a member of the Jewish Agency board, on which he served until 1935. He also worked as a political advisor to the organisation. Between 1948 and 1956 he was chairman of the Agency's board of directors.
He died in 1972 at the age of 84.
- In 1968, Locker received the Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) award from the city of Jerusalem.
- Berl Locker Jewish Agency for Israel
- "Recipients of Yakir Yerushalayim award (in Hebrew)". City of Jerusalem official website
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- Berl Locker on the Knesset website
- The personal papers of Berl Locker are kept at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. The notation of the record group is A263.