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Lawrence, KS

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.lawrenceks.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.lawrencechamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitlawrence.com/

Population:
80098 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1854

County:
Douglas County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Haskell Indian Nations University
1884
University of Kansas
1865

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugh Beaumont
Actor
16-Feb-1909 14-May-1982 Ward Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver
Erin Brockovich
Activist
22-Jun-1960   Paralegal portrayed by Julia Roberts
Robert F. Ellsworth
Politician
11-Jun-1926 9-May-2011 Congressman from Kansas, 1961-67
Troy Findley
Politician
11-Jul-1964   Lt. Governor of Kansas
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Author
17-Feb-1879 9-Nov-1958 Understood Betsy
Ralph Houk
Baseball
9-Aug-1919 21-Jul-2010 Former NY Yankees Manager
Delbert Mann
Film Director
30-Jan-1920 11-Nov-2007 That Touch of Mink
William Shockley
Actor
17-Sep-1963   Hank Lawson on Dr. Quinn
Jeff Yagher
Actor
18-Jan-1961   Kyle Bates on V

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Phog Allen
Basketball
18-Nov-1885 16-Sep-1974 KU Head Coach, 1919-56
William S. Burroughs
Author
5-Feb-1914 2-Aug-1997 Naked Lunch
James Naismith
Basketball
6-Nov-1861 28-Nov-1939 Inventor of Basketball



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