Hometown: Corinth, KY
Position: F Playing Height: 6-1
Date of Birth: March 18, 1912
Date of Death: January 10, 2000
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Game by Game Statistics
National High School Basket Ball Interscholastic All-American
1934-35: All-SEC [First Team]
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Grant County News (Williamstown, KY) (January 27, 2000)
Lawrence had an illustrious basketball career, playing with Corinth High School in 1930 when they were named state champions by a score of 22-20 over Kavanaugh, a private school in Lawrenceburg. Recruited by the University of Kentucky's new coach, Adolph Rupp, Lawrence played forward and was named All-American in 1935.
He was former school administrator at the University of Louisville where he served as Dean of Men before being named as Dean of Students in 1963. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Doris Shrader Lawrence; two sons, William Lawrence and Gary Lawrence;; one daughter, July Miller; two brothers, Duard Lawrence and Blaine Lawrence; one sister, Ruby Meeks, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Louisville. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery in Sulphur, located in Henry County, Ky.