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Emanuel Sylvester Lawbaugh, IV

Emanuel Sylvester Lawbaugh, IV, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Nebraska 1984, South Dakota 1984, Oklahoma 1990. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Vietnam Honor medal, Defense Meritorious Service medal; recipient service award American Red Cross, 1975, 76.


  • IV, Emanuel Sylvester Lawbaugh, was born on March 31, 1935 in St. Marys, Missouri, United States. Son of Emanuel Sylvester III and Halita Joan (Bartlett) L.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Regis College, 1957. Master of Education, University Missouri, 1962. Doctor of Education, University Mississippi, 1972.

      Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1983.


    • Commissioned captain United States Marine Corps, 1963, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1974. Plans officer Marine Corps Education Center, Quantico, Virginia, 1976-1978. Commanding officer Marine Wing Communication Squadron, Okinawa, Japan, 1978-1980.

      Marine corps director Defense Electrical Analysis Center, Annapolis, Maryland, 1980-1981. Retired United States Marine Corps, 1981. Dean admissions & finance aid Yankton (South Dakota) College, 1984.

      Private practice law Yankton, 1984-1985. Director development Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1985-1990. Private practice Westville, Oklahoma, since 1990.

      Professor organizational behavior University Virginia, Quantico, Virginia, 1976, management Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1977-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Nebraska 1984, South Dakota 1984, Oklahoma 1990.


    • Author: Survey of Marine Corps Education. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Trustee Buena Vista Work Activity Center, Storm Lake, 1986-1990, Flaming Rainbow University, 1991-1992. Member board Quantico Department Schools, 1973-1976. Member American Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Marine Corps Association (fitness award 1980), Order of Arch, Kiwanis (president Fayetteville Sequoyah since 1993).



    Travel, swimming, basketball, reading, coin collecting/numismatics.


    • Married Verna Catherine Tucker, December 29, 1956 (deceased). Children: Kathleen Ann, Steven Richard, James William, Christine Marie. Married Sonja Ann Semiginowski, December 27, 1977.

      Stepson: Jeffery Daniel Brophy.
    • father: Emanuel Sylvester III L.
    • mother: Halita Joan (Bartlett) L.
    • spouses: Verna Catherine Tucker
    • Sonja Ann Semiginowski
    • children: Kathleen Ann IV
    • Steven Richard IV
    • James William IV
    • Christine Marie IV
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