Lawrence Beseau (1921 - 1974)

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Lawrence Beseau
1921 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Lawrence Beseau was born on June 20, 1921. He died in August 1974 at 53 years of age. We know that Lawrence Beseau had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49508.


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Lawrence Beseau died in August 1974 at 53 years old. He was born on June 20, 1921. We have no information about Lawrence's immediate family. We know that Lawrence Beseau had been residing in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan 49508.
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In 1921, in the year that Lawrence Beseau was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1940, when he was 19 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1951, at the age of 30 years old, Lawrence was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1963, he was 42 years old when 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.

In 1974, in the year of Lawrence Beseau's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Clifford Beseau
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Theresa G Beseau
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Joyce A Beseau
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Arthur Beseau
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Ralph Beseau
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Earl H Beseau
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Jan 13, 1924 - Jul 30, 2006
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William Beseau
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Somerset, WI
Gordon H Beseau
Oct 14, 1917 - Apr 9, 1990
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Donald C Beseau
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Alice Beseau
Oct 8, 1893 - January 1966
Mc Gehee, Arkansas
William Beseau
Dec 25, 1911 - March 1987

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