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Lawton, Samuel T. , Jr.
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Samuel T. Lawton, Jr. was the mayor of Highland Park for 3 years (1967-1971). However, Samuel mainly focused on his career and his family. He was a practicing environmental lawyer who earned his education from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. World War II interrupted law school when Lawton joined the Illinois National Guard. He became stationed in the Philippines. Once he returned and completed his studies, Lawton worked with his father at their law-firm, taught at John Marshall Law School, and became a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
Lawton married Mary (Struss) and had 3 children, Samuel III, Mary Larson, and Nancy. Samuel T. Lawton Jr. died in 2003 at the age of 84.
*Information obtained from Samuel T. Lawton Jr.'s obituary in the Chicago Tribune
Highland Park, Illinois.
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Highland Park Mayor
Professor at John Marshall Law School
Member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board
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