Cyril Herbert Lawn (1901 - 1964)

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Cyril Herbert Lawn
1901 - 1964
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1901
Ballarat, Australia
Death
1964
Bass, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Cyril Herbert Lawn was born in 1901 in Ballarat, Australia. He is the child of Herbert Arthur Lawn and Louise Jane (Sulman) Lawn. He died in 1964 in Bass, Australia at 63 years of age.
Updated: August 6, 2019
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Cyril Herbert Lawn died in 1964 in Bass, Australia at 63 years old. He was born in 1901 in Ballarat, Australia. He is the child of Herbert Arthur Lawn and Louise Jane (Sulman) Lawn.

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In 1901, in the year that Cyril Herbert Lawn was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1913, he was merely 12 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1938, at the age of 37 years old, Cyril was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1952, Cyril was 51 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1964, in the year of Cyril Herbert Lawn's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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