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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Laurence Davis Lafore Papers

Identifier: RG99.0100

Professor of history, University of Iowa, from 1969 until 1985. Researched the origins of the two world wars. Correspondence, manuscripts, travel postcards.

Dates: 1929-1973