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Emmet Godfrey Lavery

Emmet Godfrey Lavery, American writer. Bar: New York 1925.


  • Lavery, Emmet Godfrey was born on November 8, 1902 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Son of James A. and Katharine T. (Gilmartin) Lavery.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, Fordham University, 1924. Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount St. Paul College, 1968.


    • City editor Poughkeepsie Sunday Courier, 1925—1935. Visiting lecturer drama Fordham University, 1939. Heading research staff Hallie Flanagan's history of Federal Theatre.

      Resident playwright Smith College, 1942. Writer for stage and screen, 1935—1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1925.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President board aldermen Poughkeepsie, 1929—1933. Member Joint Commission Fair Judicial Election Practices California, 1976. Member of Society Authors & Dramatists, American Bar Association (Gavel award 1965), Dramatists Guild, Authors League, Motion Picture Academy Arts & Sciences (vice president 1946), Screen Writers Guild (president 1945-1947), Newman, Poughkeepsie Tennis, The Players.


    • Married Genevieve E. Drislane, November 3, 1925. Children: Emmet, Elizabeth.
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    • 1924
      Fordham University
    • 1968
      Mount St. Paul College
    • 1925 - 1935
      City editor Poughkeepsie Sunday Courier
    • 1935 - 1985
      writer, for stage and screen
    • 1939
      visiting lecturer, drama Fordham University
    • 1942
      resident, playwright Smith College