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Statement About the Death of David Lawrence

February 12, 1973

FOR MORE than half a century, David Lawrence wrote with clarity and conviction about the public issues of our times. At his death he was not only a dean of his profession but also one of our most distinguished patriots.

Along with millions of other Americans, I shall miss him deeply.

Note: Mr. Lawrence, 84, died in Sarasota, Fla., on February 11, 1973. At the time of his death, he was the writer of a syndicated column and editor and chairman of the board of U.S. News and World Report.

On April 22, 1970, at a White House ceremony, Mr. Lawrence was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to journalism. See 1970 volume, Item 131.

The statement was issued at San Clemente, Calif.

Richard Nixon, Statement About the Death of David Lawrence Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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