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Lawrence Orr Ealy, American writer, educator. Bar: Ohio bar 1938, Pennsylvania bar 1941. Recipient Christian R. and Mary F. Lindbach award, 1973.


Ealy, Lawrence Orr was born on September 17, 1915 in Ocean City, New Jersey, United States. Son of Vance Lawrie Orr and Nelle Gray (Rohm) Ealy.


Bachelor of Arts, Temple University, 1934;Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1937;Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1947;Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1951;Doctor of Letters, Rider College, 1982;student, Navy Supply Corps School, Graduate School Business Administration, Harvard University, 1941.


Private practice law, Steubenville, Ohio and Philadelphia, 1938-1941;instructor history, Temple University, 1947-1951;assistant professor, Temple University, 1951-1954;associate professor, Temple University, 1954-1958;lecturer, Naval Reserve Officers School, 1956-1957;lecturer, Rutgers University, 1954-1955;Ernest J. King professor of history, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1958-1959;provost, dean of faculties, professor of history, Hobart College, William Smith College, 1959-1962;dean, professor of history and government, Rider College, Trenton, New Jersey, 1962-1966;vice president college, Rider College, 1966-1970.


  • Bar: Ohio bar 1938, Pennsylvania bar 1941.



Member Pennsylvania Citizens Committee for Eisenhower, 1952. Trustee Temple University Alumni Fund Council, 1947-1951, Educational Foundation of Alpha Chi Rho, 1956-1957. Served from ensign to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946.

Member Pennsylvania, Philadelphia bar associations, Retired Officers Association, Pennsylvania Society New York, American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Chi Rho, Pi Delta Epsilon. Clubs: Torch (Trenton, New Jersey) (president 1966-1967). Pennsylvania Society New York Lodges: Elks.


Married Margaret A. Scott, August 10, 1942 (deceased 1945). 1 son, Grant Haertter.

Vance Lawrie Orr Ealy

Nelle Gray (Rohm) Ealy

Margaret A. Scott