Representative Lawrence Patton MCDONALD

YEARS 1935-1983
OFFICE Representative
STATE Georgia
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 94th (1975-1977), 95th (1977-1979), 96th (1979-1981), 97th (1981-1983), 98th (1983-1985)

Representative Lawrence Patton MCDONALD Biography

McDONALD, Lawrence Patton, a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 1, 1935; educated in the public elementary schools of Georgia; graduated, Darlington High School, Rome, Ga., 1951; Davidson College, N.C., 1951-1953; M. D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., 1957; postgraduate training in urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963-1966; practiced medicine in Atlanta; served in the United States Navy, 1959-1961; chairman, vice chairman, Georgia State Medical Education Board, 1969-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1975, until his death, on September 1, 1983, caused by the mid-flight destruction of Korean Air Lines flight 007 by the Soviet military over the Sea of Japan; was a resident of Marietta, Ga. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

Emory University Special Collections Department Robert W. Woodruff Library Atlanta, GA Papers: 1974-1983. ca. 200 feet. Personal and congressional papers and correspondence and memorabilia, including district office files. Restricted.


McDonald, Lawrence Patton. Trotskyism and Terror: The Strategy of Revolution. Washington: ACU Educational and Research Institute, 1977. _____. We Hold These Truths. Introduction by Dan Smoot. Seal Beach, CA: ’76 Press, 1976.

Lawrence Patton MCDONALD Committee Assignments

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