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Philip James Lawrence, American banker. Bar: South Carolina 1951, Massachusetts 1951.


Lawrence, Philip James was born on August 7, 1919 in a, Georgia, United States. Son of Frank Elmaker and Kathryn Joy (Kellogg) Lawrence.


Bachelor, The Citadel, 1940. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1948.


With United States Department Commerce, 1948—1951. With firm Buist & Buist, Charleston, South Carolina, 1951—1952, Cornish, Lawrence & Horlbeck, Charleston, 1952—1954. Associate firm Spencer, Stone & Mason, Boston, 1954—1966.

Executive vice president Colonial Federal Savings & Loan Association (now Colonial Federal Savings Bank), Quincy, 1966—1970, executive vice president, Chief Executive Officer, 1970—1985, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 1985, also chairman board. Major United States Army, 1942-1945, colonel United States Army Reserve, 1941-1971.


  • Bar: South Carolina 1951, Massachusetts 1951.


Member of Federal Bar Association, Federal Communications Commission Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, United States League Savings Associations, Federal Savings League (director New England), Massachusetts Federal Savings Council (past president), Amateur Radio RElay League, Harvard Club, Neighborhood Club, Masons, Rotary.


Married Audrey Jean Bain, March 18, 1967. Children: Marilyn E., Philip James Jr.stepchildren: Mark Prescott, Michael Prescott, Charles Prescott, Lauren Prescott.

Frank Elmaker Lawrence

Kathryn Joy (Kellogg) Lawrence

Audrey Jean Bain

Marilyn E. Lawrence

Philip James Jr.stepchildren: Mark Prescott Lawrence

Michael Prescott Lawrence

Charles Prescott Lawrence

Lauren Prescott Lawrence