Personal Biography: Edwin D. Lawson

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1923
Born in Chicago, Illinois

1942
Graduated from the Boston Public Latin School. Entered the University of Illinois, U-C. Volunteered for the US Army.

1943-1945
Active duty, USAAF. Served 35 missions on a B-29 with the 20th Air Force. Received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.

1946-1948
Returned to the University of Illinois, majored in psychology. Received A.B.

1949
A.M. in psychology. Thesis directed by R. B. Cattell. Group performances of men and women.

1954
Ph. D. in psychology. Illinois. Thesis directed by Ross Stagner. Attitude change in a group situation. Appointed assistant professor of psychology at State University of New York at Albany. Research with New York State Health Department. Abstractor Psychological Abstracts (until 1963).

1958
Certified psychologist, New York State. Appointed associate professor of psychology.

1963
Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Reviewer Choice (until 2000)

1965
Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Stanislaus State College, Turlock, California.

1966
Certified psychologist, California.

1967-1989
Professor, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Fredonia. Chair, 1967-1969. Sabbatical 1973-1974, Israel and West Bank. Grant from Lilly Foundation.

Fulbright Award, Yarmouk University Jordan, 1981 Names, Editorial Consultant, 1981-1983; Editorial Board, 1984-1993.

1989-1995
Onomastica Canadiana, Editorial Board.

1992-1994
American Name Society, Vice President.

1994-1996
American Name Society President.

1999
International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Program Committee.

2004
American Name Society meeting, Boston, Program Co-Chair.

2005
American Name Society meeting, Oakland, Program Chair.

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