Theodore Lawson

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This article is about the long-time educator. For others with the same name, see Theodore Lawson (disambiguation).

Theodore Alfred Lawson (born 1907 in Woodstock; died July 21, 2005) was the long-time president of Wenonah State Junior College, which was renamed Lawson State Community College in his honor in 1969.

Lawson was the only child of John and Clara Elizabeth Baker Lawson of Bibb County. He earned his bachelor of science at Tuskegee Institute and was put in charge of the Wenonah Vocational and Trade School in 1949. Under his leadership the program grew into a junior college. In addition to having the school named in his honor, Lawson was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Miles College.

Lawson and his wife Marjorie had two children, Michelle and Theodore II. He was a trustee of Metropolitan AME Zion Church.

Lawson died in 2005 and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery.


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