Bachelor, University Georgia, 1956. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1960. Master of Arts, University Reading, 1969.
Doctor of Philosophy, American College, 1997.
Captain United States Air Force, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1949-1954. Teacher Richmond County School, Augusta, Georgia, 1960-1962. Assistant headmaster Augusta Preparatory School, 1962-1967.
Chairman department history Savannah County Day School, Savannah, Georgia, 1967-1976. Vice president Lawrence T. Mayer, Inc., 1976-1986. Associate headmaster St. Andrew's School, 1986-1996.
Professor liberal arts Savannah College Art and Design, since 1996.
Married Mary-Jane Mayer, December 21, 1968 (deceased July 1997). 1 child, Rayford Andrew Lawrence.