David L. Lawrence

David L. Lawrence

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Leo Lawrence was an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963. He is to date the only mayor of Pittsburgh to be elected Governor of Pennsylvania. Previously, he had been the mayor of Pittsburgh from 1946 through 1959. He was Pennsylvania's first Catholic Governor. Lawrence was born into a working-class Irish-Catholic family in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Too poor to attend college, Lawrence instead took a job as a clerk for Pittsburgh attorney William Brennan, the chairman of the local Democratic party and a labor movement pioneer. Brennan became a personal friend and mentor to the teenage Lawrence. Lawrence entered the insurance business in 1916show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135709046
  • 9786135709049