Gary Laws (1941 - 1983)

Gary Laws
1941 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Gary Laws was born on June 27, 1941. He died in May 1983 at age 41.

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Gary Laws passed away in May 1983 at age 41. He was born on June 27, 1941. We have no information about Gary's family.
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In 1941, in the year that Gary Laws was born, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1955, when he was just 14 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1964, when he was 23 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1971, he was 30 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1983, in the year of Gary Laws's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Jan 15, 1959 - Oct 28, 2008
Oct 24, 1971 - Aug 17, 2002
Feb 12, 1918 - January 1987
Aug 11, 1908 - August 1986
Mar 20, 1887 - February 1967
Dec 27, 1923 - Oct 29, 2000
Aug 12, 1898 - January 1976
Sep 16, 1906 - Mar 14, 2006
Apr 4, 1927 - Aug 1, 1994
Feb 10, 1929 - May 27, 1997
Apr 3, 1896 - February 1984
May 20, 1891 - September 1981
May 4, 1961 - Jun 23, 1996
Jun 7, 1915 - July 1969
Nov 27, 1891 - April 1968
Jul 9, 1919 - Jun 29, 1984
Feb 13, 1926 - August 1982
Aug 10, 1901 - Dec 2, 1987
Apr 30, 1927 - Jan 15, 2002
Nov 5, 1940 - May 22, 2008

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Mar 16, 1940 - Dec 23, 2003
Feb 28, 1911 - May 1982
May 23, 1908 - September 1980
Jan 20, 1905 - Jul 27, 1996
Apr 19, 1935 - Dec 25, 2009
Mar 2, 1907 - March 1981
May 31, 1916 - Apr 24, 2001
Sep 6, 1929 - Jul 11, 1992
Nov 29, 1903 - Feb 10, 2003
Apr 28, 1939 - Dec 28, 2001
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Jul 12, 1923 - Jan 10, 1998
Jan 16, 1902 - Mar 5, 1989
Dec 22, 1903 - November 1981
Apr 17, 1905 - Jul 8, 2001
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