Lawrence Davignon (1908 - 1970)

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Lawrence Davignon
1908 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Lawrence Davignon was born on December 5, 1908. He died in March 1970 at 61 years of age.


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Lawrence Davignon died in March 1970 at age 61. He was born on December 5, 1908. There is no information about Lawrence's immediate family.
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In 1908, in the year that Lawrence Davignon was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1910, he was just 2 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1930, by the time he was 22 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1965, Lawrence was 57 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1970, in the year of Lawrence Davignon's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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Sep 29, 1895 - February 1973
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Jun 28, 1929 - July 1962
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Feb 14, 1897 - February 1983
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Jun 16, 1952 - Apr 26, 2003
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June E Davignon
Jun 4, 1930 - Jan 30, 1996
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Sep 11, 1911 - April 1984
Corinth, NY
Maria Davignon
Mar 9, 1925 - May 31, 2007
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