Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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McDONALD, Lawrence Patton (1935-1983)

MCDONALD, LAWRENCE PATTON, a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., April 1, 1935; educated in the public elementary schools of Georgia; graduated, Darlington High School, Rome, Ga., 1951; Davidson College, N.C., 1951-1953; M. D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., 1957; postgraduate training in urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963-1966; practiced medicine in Atlanta; served in the United States Navy, 1959-1961; chairman, vice chairman, Georgia State Medical Education Board, 1969-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1975, until his death, on September 1, 1983, caused by the mid-flight destruction of Korean Air Lines flight 007 by the Soviet military over the Sea of Japan; was a resident of Marietta, Ga.

Emory University
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
Atlanta, GA
Papers: ca. 1974-1983, 211 linear feet.
The collection consists of the congressional papers of Lawrence Patton McDonald from 1975-1983. The papers include correspondence, bill files, field office files, press files, schedules, federal department files, and casework documenting McDonald's activities while serving in the 94th-98th Congresses. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videoreels and Videocassettes: 1974-1982, 10 commercials on 2 videoreels and 8 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Lawrence McDonald's campaigns for the 1974, 1980, and 1982 U.S. congressional elections in District 7 of Georgia, Democratic Party.

  • McDonald, Lawrence Patton. Trotskyism and Terror: The Strategy of Revolution. Washington: ACU Educational and Research Institute, 1977.
  • _____. We Hold These Truths. Introduction by Dan Smoot. Seal Beach, CA: '76 Press, 1976.