Lawrence Patton McDonald

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Lawrence Patton McDonald "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." [1]

At the time of his death he was the president of the Western Goals Foundation and chair of the John Birch Society.

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  1. Lawrence Patton McDonald, US Government, accessed February 11, 2008.