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David Lawrence

Full name: David Judah Lawrence
Gender: Male
Born: April 15, 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Affiliations: Southern Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Husband of Andrea Mead-Lawrence.


David Lawrence was born in France, where he was educated by a private tutor, and he learned to ski each winter in Davos, Switzerland. In 1948 he entered Dartmouth College, graduating in 1951. In 1949 Lawrence won the first US giant slalom championship. In 1951, in Davos, he married fellow US ski team member, and double gold medalist in 1952, [Andrea Mead]. After the 1952 Winter Olympics, David Lawrence managed the Pico Peak ski area in Vermont, which had been founded by Andrea Mead-Lawrence’s mother. They moved to Colorado in 1954, where David coached the ski team through 1957, when he moved to Switzerland, to work for his father’s company. The Lawrences returned to Aspen in 1960, where David worked in architectural design from 1960-64, and coach the US women’s ski team in 1960. They briefly lived in California, before divorcing in 1965. David Lawrence later re-married and he and his second wife settled in Mexico in 1968.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom United States USA 35

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 21 Oslo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 35 2:48.6
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