Lawrence, James H. (James Harold), 1917-1972
- Existence: 1917 - 1972
James H. Lawrence (1917-1972) was a sportscaster and program manager in Utah and Idaho.
James Harold Lawrence was born on May 2, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Stanley Thomas Lawrence and Vera May Armstrong. Raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Australia between 1937 and 1939. After his return he married Mary Ann Caldwell, and they had five children.
Lawrence worked in radio broadcasting at stations in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Salt Lake City, and Provo, Utah. During World War II he also served as a combat reporter at Iwo Jima and in Japan. In Provo he worked with Brigham Young University, serving as chair of the university's Program Bureau and broadcasting at sporting events.
James H. Lawrence passed away on July 13, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Program Bureau records, 1953-1969 (James H. Lawrence)
Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Mar. 26, 2008 (James H. Lawrence; university employee)
Ancestry.com, viewed Mar. 26, 2008 (James Harold Lawrence; James H. Lawrence; b. May 2, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah; d. July 13, 1972 in Springville, Utah)
Ancestry.com, via WWW, May 21, 2020 (James Harold Lawrence; served in Marine Corps, Feb. 1945-July 1946)
Daily herald, July 14, 1972: p. 4 (James H. Lawrence; James Harold "Jimmy" Lawrence; parents: Stanley Thomas Lawrence and Vera May Armstrong; m. Sept. 23, 1940 in Salt Lake Temple to Mary Ann Caldwell, five children; served mission for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Australia, 1937-1939; war correspondent with Marine Corps in Iwo Jima and Japan; sportscaster in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Salt Lake City, and Provo; voice of BYU sports; chairman of Program Bureau at Brigham Young University; d. Salt Lake City, Utah)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Program Bureau correspondence, 1954-1966
Contains Program Bureau correspondence with information on tours, performing groups, and programs. Materials date from between 1954 and 1966.
Program Bureau correspondence, reports, and subject files, 1964-1969
Contains reports, correspondence, and other materials documenting tours and other performances by the Program Bureau. Materials date from between 1964 and 1968.
Program Bureau records
Includes correspondence, minutes, scripts, lists, newsclippings, and photographs concerning tours and shows.
Program Bureau scrapbooks, 1927-1969
Scrapbooks produced by the Program Bureau with information on student performing groups. Materials date from between 1927 and 1969.
Program Bureau tour reports, 1964-1977
Contains reports on international tours by performing groups associated with the Program Bureau. Materials date from between 1964 and 1977.