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Sales executive , coal company executive

Philip Martin Lawrence, American coal company executive, sales executive. Named Minority Input Committeeman IRMSDC, Indianapolis, 1984-1985; recipient People's Choice award National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1990; named to Black Enterprise Top 100, New York City, 1985-1990.


Lawrence, Philip Martin was born on November 12, 1950 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of William Henry and Pilar Elizabeth (Edwards) Lawrence.


Student, Southern Indiana University, 1972.


Disc jockey, WUPS Radio, Evansville, Indiana, 1970-1972; factory worker, Inland Container, Evansville, 1972-1974; from salesman to sales director, Family Record Plan Heritage, Evansville, 1974-1977, '81-82; senior aides director, Community Action Program, Evansville, 1977-1978; business development officer, City of Evansville, 1978-1980; restaurant owner, Penny Queen, Evansville, 1980-1981; owner, manager, ATSCO, Inc., Evansville, since 1982. Board directors, incorporator ABCDE Corporation, Evansville.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (newspaper) The People's Voice, Evansville, 1970-1971.


Board of directors National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1972-1975, treasurer, 1980-1982. Board directors Council on Aging, 1979-1983, Outreach Ministries, 1981-1983, Indiana Regional Minority Supplier Development Council, 1982-1986, Mission of Grace, 1983, Private Industry Council, Economics Development, 1985. Elder Grace Lutheran Church, Evansville, 1982-1988, president, 1990-1992.

Master of ceremonies Black Expo. Beauty Pageant, Evansville, 1983, Black History Talent Review, Evansville, since 1979. Sponsor minority companies attendance National Regional Minority Supplier Development Council Trade Fair.

Member Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: children, basketball, running, jazz.


Married Cheryl Darlene Moore, June 7, 1971. Children: M. Demorrio (previous marriage), DeVonna M., Philip M. II, Shane K.

William Henry Lawrence

Pilar Elizabeth (Edwards) Lawrence

Cheryl Darlene Moore

DeVonna M. Lawrence

Philip M. II Lawrence

Shane K. Lawrence

M. Demorrio Lawrence (previous marriage)