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James Joseph Lawson

James Joseph Lawson, American food company executive. Member Akron Chamber of Commerce.


  • Lawson, James Joseph was born on January 27, 1888 in Campbell, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Gustav and Nancy Lawson.

  • Education

    • Student Johnson Bible College, Kimberly Heights, Tennessee, Hiram (O.) College.


    • Founder, Lawson Milk Company, Akron, O., 1922. Company sold to Consolidated Foods Corporation, Chicago, 1958. Now chairman Lawson Milk Company div. and director corporation Pioneer gallon jug cash and carry in retail stores.

      Established Lawson Baptist Foundation, 1960.


    Denomination: Baptist


    Member Akron Chamber of Commerce.


    • Married Mary Stewart, December 11, 1920. Children: Richard James (deceased), Jean Ann (Mistress.
    • father: William Gustav
    • mother: Nancy Lawson
    • spouse: Mary Stewart
    • children: Richard James Lawson (deceased)
    • Jean Ann (Mrs Lawson
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    Born January 27, 1888
    Died July 23, 1962
    (aged 74)