Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

P.V. Lawson, Part One

May 2, 1965, Appleton Post-Crescent
This two part article is a good insight into Menasha's renaissance man, Publius V. Lawson, Jr.  In his 67 years, Lawson was labeled many things- attorney, politician, businessman, author, historian, lecturer, inventor, and six term mayor of Menasha.  In the "Hall of Heroes," should Menasha ever have one, his name would be riding near the top along side the likes of Curtis Reed, Elisha D. Smith, George Banta, John Strange, William Gilbert, George Whiting and many others who made Menasha the pride of the Fox Valley.  I'll provide part two of this feature in tomorrow's blog post.

1 comment:

  1. As David mentions here, anyone with an interest in the history of Menasha or Winnebago County owes a great debt to Publius Virgilius Lawson, Jr. His many writings contain information that you just can't find in any other easily-accessible reference. He wrote authoritatively and at quite some length on a variety of topics, including some in which he received no formal training, such as archeology. His love of and loyalty to his home town was reflected in his many efforts to stimulate commerce, both as a businessman and as six-term mayor. He was truly a Renaissance man and, I must say, a giant.