Lawrence, David Leo, 1889-1966

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David Leo Lawrence was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 18, 1889, and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh. Lawrence's career in politics saw him serve as Secretary to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Governor George Earle from 1934-1939. In 1945 Lawrence was elected Mayor of Pittsburgh, a position he held for 14 years until 1959 when he was elected Governor of Pennsylvania. After serving one term as Governor, Lawrence stepped down in 1963 to become a special assistant to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and remained in that capacity until his death in 1966. During his lifetime Lawrence also served as the Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, member of the Democratic National Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Institution, and served on the Board of Trustees of Point Park Junior College and the University of Pittsburgh. Lawrence died in Pittsburgh on November 21, 1966.

From the description of Papers of David Leo Lawrence, 1959-1966. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 30342788

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creatorOf Lawrence, David Leo, 1889-1966. Letter. September 14, 1959, Harrisburg, [Pa.] to Edwin B. Bronner, Philadelphia. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Cohen, Harold V.,. ["Children's Corner" March 1955 press clippings]. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
creatorOf Lawrence, David Leo, 1889-1966. Papers of David Leo Lawrence, 1959-1966. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Pittsburgh (Pa.). City Planning Commission. Records of Pittsburgh (Pa.) City Planning Commission, 1928-1962. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Barr, Joseph M., 1906-1982. Mayor Joseph M. Barr photograph collection, 1956-1969. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Lorant, Stefan, 1901-1997. Interview with Governor David L. Lawrence / by Stefan Lorant. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main (Oakland)
referencedIn Daniel, Dorothy. For the record, 1951 Apr. 1-1953 Sept. 23. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
creatorOf Shapiro, Belle R. Belle R. Shapiro papers 1962. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Elkus, Leonore R.,. When television became power to the people : article. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
referencedIn Slantis, Paul. Paul Slantis photograph collection, ca. 1946-1956. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Rowswell, Albert Kennedy, Rosey. Albert Kennedy (Rosey) Rowswell papers 1946-1954 [manuscript] Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf National Better Magazines Council (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Records 1927-1965. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Cohen, Harold V. Harold V. Cohen photographs 1910-1969. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
creatorOf Gallagher, Thomas J., 1883-1967. Thomas J. Gallagher scrapbooks 1932-1969 bulk 1932-1937. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Weber, Michael P. Papers of Michael P. Weber, 1963-1988. University of Pittsburgh
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associatedWith Action-Housing, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Allegheny Conference on Community Development (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Barr, Joseph M., 1906-1982. person
associatedWith Bronner, Edwin B., 1920- person
associatedWith Cohen, Harold V. person
associatedWith Daniel, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Democratic National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gallagher, Thomas J., 1883-1967. person
associatedWith Lorant, Stefan, 1901-1997. person
associatedWith National Better Magazines Council (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pittsburgh (Pa.). City Planning Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Point Park College. corporateBody
associatedWith Rowswell, Albert Kennedy, Rosey. person
associatedWith Shapiro, Belle R. person
associatedWith Slantis, Paul. person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pittsburgh. corporateBody
associatedWith Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. corporateBody
associatedWith Weber, Michael P. person
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Birth 1889-06-18

Death 1966-11-21

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