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Lawrence Edward Walsh, Canadian, American Lawyer. Bar: New York 1936, District of Columbia 1981, Oklahoma 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1951. Recipient medal for excellence Columbia University, 1959, Law School, Columbia University, 1980, John Jay award Columbia College, 1989.


Walsh, Lawrence Edward was born on January 8, 1912 in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada. Came to the United States, 1914, naturalized, 1922. Son of Cornelius Edward and Lila May (Sanders) Walsh.


AB, Columbia University, 1932. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1935. Doctor of Laws, Union University, 1959.

Doctor of Laws, St. John's University, 1975. Doctor of Laws, Suffolk University, 1975. Doctor of Laws, Waynesburg College, 1976.

Doctor of Laws, Vermont Law School, 1976.


Special assistant attorney general Drukman Investigation, 1936—1938. Deputy assistant district attorney New York County, 1938—1941. Associate Davis Polk Wardwell Sunderland & Kiendl, 1941—1943.

Assistant counsel to governor State of New York, 1943—1949, counsel to governor, 1950—1951. Counsel Public Service Commission, 1951—1953. General counsel, executive director Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 1953—1954.

Judge United States District Court (southern district) New York, 1954—1957. Deputy attorney general United States Department Justice, 1957—1960. Partner Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP, 1961—1981.

Counsel Crowe & Dunlevy LLP, Oklahoma City, since 1981. Indiana counsel Iran/Contra investigation, 1986-1993. Chairman New York State Moreland Commission Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, 1963-1964.

President Columbia Alumni Federation, 1968-1969. Deputy head with rank of ambassador United States delegate meetings on Vietnam, Paris, 1969. Counsel to New York State Court on Judiciary, 1971-1972.

2d circuit member United States Circuit Judge Nominating Commission, 1978-1980.


  • Bar: New York 1936, District of Columbia 1981, Oklahoma 1981, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1951.



Trustee emeritus Columbia University, Mutual Life Insurance Company, New York. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Law Institute, American Bar Association (president 1975-1976), New York State Bar Association (president 1966-1967), Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma State Bar Association, International Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Council, Law Society England and Wales (honorary), Canada Bar Association (honorary), Mexico Bar Association (honorary), Century Association, Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, Beta Theta Pi.


Married Mary Alma Porter. Children: Barbara Marie, Janet Maxine (Mistress Alan Larson), Sara Porter, Dale Edward, Elizabeth Porter (Mistress Peter LaColla).

Cornelius Edward Walsh

Lila May (Sanders) Walsh

Mary Alma Porter

Barbara Marie Walsh

Janet Maxine Walsh (Mistress Alan Larson)

Dale Edward Walsh

Sara Porter Walsh

Elizabeth Porter Walsh (Mistress Peter LaColla)