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educator , speech and voice pathologist

Teleté Zorayda Lawrence, American speech and voice pathologist, educator.


Lawrence, Teleté Zorayda was born on August 5, 1910 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of James Newton and Cora Valeria (Hester) Lester.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, University California, Berkeley, 1932. Master of Arts, Texas Christian University, 1963. Private study voice with Edgar Schofield, New York City, 1936-1941, drama with Enrica Clay Dillon, New York City, 1937-1940.


Speech-language pathologist.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Handbook for Instructors of Voice and Diction, 1968. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Lyric Opera Company, since 1939. Member board Sunshine Haven, home for retarded children, 1957-1959. Member family and child welfare division Community Council Fort Worth and Tarrant County, 1955-1957.

Member women's committee Fort Worth chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1956-1959. Fellow International Society Phonetic Sciences. Member National Council Churches (board joint committee missionary education Pacific Coast area, 1952-1955), United Church Women of Fort Worth (chairman Christian world missions department 1955-1957, president 1957-1959).

Fort Worth Area Council Churches (vice president 1955-1957, executive committee 1957-1959, board directors 1959-1960), University California Alumni Association (life), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (life. Member Christian Church. Clubs: Woman's of Fort Worth, Women of Rotary.

Participant, 13th Congress of International Association Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Vienna, 1965, 14th Congress, Paris, 1968, 15th Congress, Buenos Aires, 1971, 16th Congress, Interlaken, Switzerland, 1974, 17th Congress, Copenhagen, 1977, 18th Congress, Washington, 1980, 19th Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1983.


Married Ernest Lawrence, October 9, 1939. Children– James Lester, Valerie Alma.

James Newton Lester

Cora Valeria (Hester) Lester

Ernest Lawrence

James Lester Lawrence

Valerie Alma Lawrence