Lawrence, Howard C. (Howard Cyrus), 1890-1961

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Grand Rapids, Michigan businessman and Republican politician.

From the description of Howard Cyrus Lawrence papers, 1916-1966. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423618

Howard C. Lawrence, born August 14, 1890, was a Grand Rapids-based manufacturer and banker. Lawrence graduated from Lake Odessa High School in 1910, then in June 1911 entered the employ of the Lake Odessa State Savings Bank where he remained for ten years working his way up from bookkeeper and assistant cashier to president. In 1921, he became associated with Fred W. Green in the Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company of Ionia, Michigan. He was first made assistant secretary-treasurer and later secretary-treasurer of the furniture company.

Lawrence service to state government began as executive secretary to Governor Fred Green, 1927-1930. In 1930, he was elected state treasurer, serving one term 1931-1932. He was later named to work with the state banking department as receiver of different banks and then as state banking commissioner, 1936-1937.

Beginning in the 1920s, Lawrence had served with the Ionia County Republican Committee. In 1929, he was elected chairman of the Michigan Republican State Central Committee serving until 1937. In 1940, he was manager of Arthur Vandenberg's campaign for president at the Republican National Convention.

Lawrence now returned to the private sector as vice president and director of the Michigan Trust Company of Grand Rapids, 1937-1944; as director, president and General Manager of the Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation; and as vice president and director of the Lake Odessa Canning Company.

Lawrence's civic positions included membership on the board of trustees of Albion College and director of the Grand Rapids Y.M.C.A. He died May 20, 1961.

From the guide to the Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Marshall L. Cook and William R. Cook papers, 1880-1945 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936. Fred Warren Green papers, 1881-1939. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Allan M. Williams Papers, 1930-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Williams, Allan M. (Allan Mackenzie), 1892-1979. Allan M. Williams papers, 1930-1979. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf McCall, Almon Watson, 1905-1970. Almon W. McCall papers, 1924-1970. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944, 1930-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961. Howard Cyrus Lawrence papers, 1916-1966. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fred W. Green papers, 1881-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Jenkins, Guy H. Guy H. Jenkins papers, 1931-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn John B. Bennett papers, 1928-1964 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dunn, Roland Glen, 1893-1972. Roland G. Dunn papers, 1918-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Jenkins, Guy Hugh, 1888-1957. Guy H. Jenkins papers, 1931-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Almon Watson McCall papers, 1924-1970 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964. John B. Bennett papers, 1928-1964. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Guy H. Jenkins papers, 1931-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Adams, Evyn. person
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associatedWith American Bankers Association. corporateBody
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associatedWith Andrews, Harold F. person
associatedWith Andrews, Roger, 1874- person
associatedWith Atwood, Orville E., 1880- person
associatedWith Baker, Herbert F., 1862-1930 person
associatedWith Baldwin, R. W. person
associatedWith Barnes, M. H. person
associatedWith Bass, Louis. person
associatedWith Battley, Joseph F., 1893- person
associatedWith Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. person
associatedWith Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964. person
associatedWith Bicknell, John W. person
associatedWith Blodgett, John Wood, 1860-1951 person
associatedWith Blood, W. J. person
associatedWith Brake, D. Hale, 1891- person
associatedWith Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986 person
associatedWith Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961 person
associatedWith Brown, Harry J. person
associatedWith Brown, Prentiss Marsh, 1889-1973 person
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968 person
associatedWith Brundage, Ray O., 1881- person
associatedWith Bryant, Everett. person
associatedWith Butler, Leslie A. person
associatedWith Chapman, Fred A., 1878-1938 person
associatedWith Closterhouse, Leon T. person
associatedWith Cochrane, Donald F., 1881- person
associatedWith Cochran, Friend Morris, 1897- person
associatedWith Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955 person
associatedWith Coors, D. Stanley, 1889- person
associatedWith Crawford, Fred L., 1888-1957 person
associatedWith Cudlip, William B., 1904- person
associatedWith Davies, B. L. person
associatedWith Dean, Walter Clark, 1898- person
associatedWith Degan, James E. person
associatedWith Deyo, Harry N., 1892- person
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associatedWith Dunckel, Miller Lewis, 1899- person
associatedWith Dunn, Roland Glen, 1893-1972. person
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associatedWith Fead, Louis H., 1877-1943 person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer, 1889-1982 person
associatedWith Field, Howard A. person
associatedWith Fink, George Rupert, 1886- person
associatedWith First Methodist Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939 person
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associatedWith Glass, Harry. person
associatedWith Goebel, Paul Gordon, 1901- person
associatedWith Grand Rapids Varnish Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Rapids Varnish Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936. person
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associatedWith Groesbeck, Alexander J., 1873-1953 person
associatedWith Hager, Joseph A. person
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associatedWith Hayes, H. Jaye. person
associatedWith Hekman, Edward John, 1914- person
associatedWith Hewitt, Charles Henry, 1900- person
associatedWith Hill, Merrick. person
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associatedWith Innis, Ralph B. person
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associatedWith Ionia County Free Fair (Mich.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Jenkins, Guy H. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Guy Hugh, 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Jonkman, Bartel J. (Bartel John), 1884-1955 person
associatedWith Kelly, Harry F. (Harry Francis), 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, Lester A. person
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associatedWith Kingston, George B. person
associatedWith Knox, Frank, 1874-1944 person
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associatedWith Kresge, Stanley Sebastian, 1900- person
associatedWith Lake Odessa Canning Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987 person
associatedWith Lang, Samuel. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Gordon D., 1930- person
associatedWith Lawrence, Luther E., 1914- person
associatedWith Lawrence, Paul R. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Walter A., 1932- person
associatedWith Leffler, Emil, 1899- person
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associatedWith Methodist Church (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Church (U.S.). Michigan Conference. corporateBody
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associatedWith Michigan Bankers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. Banking Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. Dept. of Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. State Administrative Board. corporateBody
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associatedWith Moulton, Vern, 1880- person
associatedWith Newhall, R. Frank, 1874- person
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associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- person
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associatedWith North, Walter Harper, 1871-1952 person
associatedWith Nowicki, Leo J., 1904- person
associatedWith Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), b. 1860 person
associatedWith Ott, Harvey N. person
associatedWith Owen, R. Dwight. person
associatedWith Pahl, Marvin F. person
associatedWith Pollock, James Kerr, 1898- person
associatedWith Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979 person
associatedWith Potter, William W., 1869-1940 person
associatedWith Pryor, Millard H., 1901- person
associatedWith Putnam, Mark Edson, 1886- person
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associatedWith Reed, Marshall Russell, 1891- person
associatedWith Reichert, Rudolph Edward, 1887-1965 person
associatedWith Republican National Convention (22nd : 1940 : Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Mich.). State Central Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Seaton, John Lawrence, 1873- person
associatedWith Sebastian, James R. person
associatedWith Shackleton, James M., 1896- person
associatedWith Sharp, Alexander Jefferson. person
associatedWith Sharpe, Nelson, 1858-1935 person
associatedWith Sigler, Kim, b. 1894 person
associatedWith Sink, Charles Albert, 1879-1972 person
associatedWith Sligh, Charles Robert, 1906- person
associatedWith Slocum, William W., 1891- person
associatedWith Smith, Delos Grosvenor, 1893- person
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907- person
associatedWith Stough, Irvin K. person
associatedWith Stowe, Ernest A., b. 1859 person
associatedWith Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-1972 person
associatedWith Taylor, Malcolm Cameron, 1900- person
associatedWith Thompson, George. person
associatedWith Thompson, Harold R. person
associatedWith Thomson, James Francis, 1892- person
associatedWith Toncray, Richard. person
associatedWith Toy, Harry Stanley, 1892-1955 person
associatedWith Trautman, Paul R. person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick, 1907-1968 person
associatedWith Vander Werp, Don, 1885- person
associatedWith VanOstenburg, Neal. person
associatedWith Van Wagoner, Murray Delos, 1898- person
associatedWith Voorhies, Paul Warren, 1875-1952 person
associatedWith Wade, Raymond J., bp., 1875- person
associatedWith Waldo, Dwight Bryant, 1864-1939 person
associatedWith Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Watts, Frank B. person
associatedWith Weber, Al H., 1870- person
associatedWith Westerman, Leland. person
associatedWith Whitehouse, William Whitcomb, 1891- person
associatedWith Wier, E. G. person
associatedWith Williams, Allan M. (Allan Mackenzie), 1892-1979. person
associatedWith Williams, G. Mennen, 1911- person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 person
associatedWith Woodruff, Roy Orchard, 1876-1953 person
associatedWith Wright, James F. person
associatedWith Ypsilanti-Reed Furniture Company (Ionia, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lake Odessa (Mich.)
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Ionia (Mich.)
United States
Michigan
Lake Odessa (Mich.)
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Ionia (Mich.)
Subject
Depressions--1929-1938
Buildings--Michigan--Grand Rapids
World War, 1939-1945
Paint industry and trade
Clergy--Michigan
Interiors
Politics and government--Michigan--1939-1945
Depressions--1929--Michigan--Grand Rapids
Fairs--Michigan--Ionia County
Banks and banking--Michigan--Grand Rapids
Industrial buildings--Michigan--Grand Rapids
Offices
Varnishing industry
Furniture industry and trade
Clergy
Furniture industry and trade--Michigan--Grand Rapids
Fairs
Paint industry and trade--Michigan--Grand Rapids
Business records
Banks and banking
Occupation
Function

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Birth 1890-08-14

Death 1961-05-20

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