James Lawson (1917 - 1963)

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James Lawson
1917 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
James Lawson was born on July 22, 1917. He died in February 1963 at 45 years of age.

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In 1917, in the year that James Lawson was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1933, by the time he was 16 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1944, by the time he was 27 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1952, when he was 35 years old, 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 1963, in the year of James Lawson's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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James Wilfred Lawson
around 1895 - Sep 27, 1918
James Watson Lawson
around 1887 - Sep 19, 1917
James Ruxton Lawson
Died: Mar 25, 1943
James Reid Lawson
around 1878 - Oct 9, 1918
James Neil Lawson
around 1920 - Nov 20, 1941
James Mckercher Lawson
around 1894 - Jul 1, 1917
James Lawrence Lawson
around 1908 - Feb 21, 1943
James Kirkpatrick Lawson
around 1900 - May 19, 1941
James Hattrick Lawson
around 1919 - Feb 13, 1942
James Gordon Lawson
around 1896 - Mar 30, 1918
James Edward Lawson
Died: Feb 20, 1940
James Curtis Lawson
around 1920 - May 25, 1944
James Campbell Lawson
around 1917 - Jan 29, 1940
James Burnett Lawson
around 1897 - Mar 27, 1918
James Bruce Lawson
around 1917 - Sep 1, 1944
James Blackadder Lawson
Died: Apr 11, 1918

Other Lawsons

Gerald B Lawson
May 27, 1915 - Aug 31, 1997
Cosmopolis, WA
Nellie Lawson
Dec 30, 1893 - October 1975
Portland, Oregon
Peggie Lawson
May 18, 1918 - Apr 15, 1997
Yakima, WA
Clifford W Lawson
Aug 16, 1916 - Dec 23, 2004
Yakima, WA
Robert L Lawson
Dec 28, 1915 - Jan 30, 2004
Yakima, WA
James Lawson
Aug 8, 1914 - March 1983
Elma, Washington
Lawrence M Lawson
Nov 29, 1898 - Aug 19, 1990
Seattle, WA
James Lawson
Feb 14, 1922 - November 1954
George Lawson
Feb 7, 1890 - May 1970
Olympia, Washington
Trudy K Lawson
Jun 6, 1922 - Jan 26, 2011
Seattle, WA
Arthur L Lawson
Nov 7, 1925 - Mar 23, 2003
Goldendale, WA
Gertrude E Lawson
Feb 12, 1910 - Mar 29, 2000
Pomona, CA
Hazel B Lawson
Dec 9, 1910 - Jul 14, 2005
Olympia, WA
Ralph Lawson
Jul 1, 1896 - May 1973
Colville, Washington
Pomona Lawson
Oct 2, 1922 - Jan 16, 2002
Mancos, CO
Martha Lawson
Apr 24, 1877 - July 1971
Spokane, Washington
Esther E Lawson
Jul 10, 1899 - Aug 30, 1995
Castle Rock, WA
Richard Gene Lawson
Feb 18, 1929 - Nov 19, 2008
Portland, Oregon
Anna Lawson
Sep 30, 1887 - April 1980
College Place, Washington
Ruth Lawson
May 2, 1913 - February 1980
Spokane, Washington

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Feb 18, 1904 - February 1984
Puyallup, Washington
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Dec 30, 1905 - May 1969
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Anna Hinds
Apr 3, 1891 - January 1974
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Margaret J Johnson
May 21, 1911 - Aug 6, 2000
Ocean Shores, WA
C H Anrys
Jun 30, 1915 - Jun 14, 2002
Woodland, WA
Jesse Dotson
Nov 3, 1910 - Apr 19, 1997
Chehalis, WA
William H Teeple
Nov 6, 1904 - Mar 6, 1994
Seaside, OR
Ralph Early
Oct 4, 1910 - March 1973
Clallam Bay, Washington
James Willhight
May 27, 1916 - August 1959
Robert Willhight
Sep 14, 1908 - March 1985
North Bend, Washington
A Glen Barnes
Jun 11, 1916 - Jun 19, 1998
Seattle, WA
Lavern G Peterson
Jul 6, 1916 - May 15, 2004
Braham, MN
Leo A Boruch
Feb 18, 1914 - May 19, 1997
Omaha, NE
Charles Winningham
Jan 9, 1904 - April 1966
Vancouver, Washington
Esler Moe
May 6, 1899 - April 1963
Ethel Nelson
Oct 24, 1900 - September 1987
Copalis Beach, Washington
Rose Strawn
Dec 5, 1903 - July 1983
Copalis Beach, Washington
Rodna M Horne
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Aberdeen, WA
Eva Mary Ewing
Jun 6, 1907 - Jul 20, 2008
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Mabel Stone
Jan 6, 1907 - September 1985
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