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McDONALD, Lawrence Patton, a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.,
April 1, 1935; educated in the public elementary schools of Georgia; graduated,
Darlington High School, Rome, Ga., 1951; Davidson College, N.C., 1951-1953; M.
D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., 1957; postgraduate
training in urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963-1966; practiced
medicine in Atlanta; served in the United States Navy, 1959-1961; chairman,
vice chairman, Georgia State Medical Education Board, 1969-1974; elected as a
Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served
from January 3, 1975, until his death, on September 1, 1983, caused by the
mid-flight destruction of Korean Air Lines flight 007 by the Soviet military
over the Sea of Japan; was a resident of Marietta, Ga.