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John Frederick Lawrence

John Frederick Lawrence, American newspaper editor. Recipient Best Sports Story award San Francisco Press Club, 1968; Loeb Achievement award, 1971; John Hancock award, 1971. Coach Lafayette (California) Youth Basketball, 1967-1968; den leader San Gabriel Valley council Boy Scouts American, 1969-1970; chairman school site council Paradise Canyon School, 1978.

Background

  • Lawrence, John Frederick was born on February 6, 1934 in Cleveland. Son of Charles Wesley and Helen Mary (Defenbacher) Lawrence.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1956.

    Career

    • Corresponding from Oberlin (Ohio) for Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1954-1956. Reporter Wall St. Journal, New York City, 1956, Cleveland, 1957-1958, Chicago, 1959-1961, bureau chief Philadelphia, 1962-1963, Pittsburgh, 1963-1965, assistant managing editor Pacific Coast edition San Francisco, 1965-1968. Financial editor Los Angeles Times, 1968-1972, Washington bureau chief, 1972-1975, assistant managing editor-economics affairs, 1975—1988.

      Senior editor FORTUNE magazine, 1988—1989. Vice president communications New York Stock Exchange, 1989—1993. Senior vice president communications Capital Group of Companies, 1993—2005.

      Corresponding Economist of London, 1960-1972, fellow, Columbia University, 1988.

    Works

    • Author: (with Paul E. Steiger) The '70s Crash and How To Survive It, 1970.

    Membership

    Coach Lafayette (California) Youth Basketball, 1967-1968. Den leader San Gabriel Valley council Boy Scouts American, 1969-1970. Chairman school site council Paradise Canyon School, 1978.

    Connections

    • Married Elinor Georgette Holzinger, September 4, 1955 (divorced). Children– Deborah, Wesley, David, William. Married Kathleen Hale, 1986.
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    Born February 6, 1934
    Died January 3, 2005
    (aged 70)
    • 1956
      Oberlin College
    • 1954 - 1956
      Corresponding from Oberlin (Ohio) for Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 1956
      reporter Wall St. Journal
    • 1957 - 1958
      reporter Wall St. Journal
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1959 - 1961
      reporter Wall St. Journal
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      reporter Wall St. Journal
    • 1963 - 1965
      reporter Wall St. Journal
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1968 - 1972
      financial editor Los Angeles Times
    • 1972 - 1975
      financial editor Los Angeles Times
    • 1988 - 1989
      senior, editor FORTUNE magazine
    • 1989 - 1993
      vice president, communications New York Stock Exchange
    • 1993 - 2005
      senior, vice president communications Capital Group Companies
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