Biography of Lawrence F. Lyons
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LAWRENCE F. LYONS, a member of an old New England family, gifted in his chosen profession of the law, interested in various lines of fraternal and organized advance, and a veteran of the World War, is a thoroughly representative figure in the progress of the day. With interests centering in Pittsfield, he is gaining an enviable reputation in Western Massachusetts, and his friends consider his future one of great promise. Mr. Lyons is a son of Thomas and Mary (McCarthy) Lyons, and the Lyons family has for many generations been prominent in the Connecticut River Valley in the village of Rockville. The elder Mr. Lyons devoted his life activity to the textile industry, and is now an overseer in a Pittsfield mill. The mother is deceased.
Lawrence F. Lyons was born in Rockville, Connecticut, August 31, 1897. His education was begun in Pittsfield, to which city the family removed in his infancy, and first attending St. Joseph’s Grammar School, he was later graduated from St Joseph’s High School in the class of 1916. Devoting one year to a preparatory course at the Catholic University, Washington, D. C., he gained his professional training at the law school of the same institution, from which he was graduated in 1920. Returning to Pittsfield, Mr. Lyons became identified with the prominent law firm of Hawkins, Ryan & Kellogg. This firm has since become known as Kellogg, Cande & Myers, and Mr. Lyons remained with the organization until very recently. Admitted to the bar in 1922, he began his independent activities in the law early in 1924, and although a short period has passed since then, the position he has already taken is definitely noteworthy. His colleagues are confident that his future will carry him to distinction and eminence, and he is looked upon as one of the leading young men of the day in this part of the State. Mr. Lyons enlisted for service in the World War in August, of 1918, but was not sent over seas. He was ready for the examinations for a commission when the armistice was signed, and received his honorable discharge in December of 191& He is a member of the Berkshire County Bar Association, the Pittsfield Junior Chamber of Commerce, of which he is a charter member, and is secretary for the years 1924 and 1925, St. Joseph’s High School Alumni Association, of which he is president for a period of six years, the Father Mathew Temperance Association and the American Legion. His religious affiliation is with St Charles’ Roman Catholic Church.