Lafore, Laurence Davis
- Existence: 1917-1985
Laurence Davis Lafore was born September 15, 1917, in Narbeth, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in 1938 at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He took his M.A. (1939) and Ph.D. (1950) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts. Dr. Lafore taught at Swarthmore until 1969, when he joined the History Department faculty at the University of Iowa. Lafore published works about the origins of the two world wars. He retired in May 1985 and died November 24, 1985.