Lawton, George (1900-1957)

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Lawton, George (1900-1957)

Psychologist, gerontologist, lecturer, and writer on Spiritualism. He was born on June 22, 1900, in New York City, took all his degrees from Columbia University (B.A., 1922; M.A., 1926; Ph.D., 1936), and entered private practice as a psychologist beginning in 1936. He authored several books, the most important being The Drama of Life after Death (1932), concerned with the psychological motivations behind Spiritualism. Lawton died October 9, 1957.


Lawton, George. The Drama of Life after Death. New York: H. Holt, 1932.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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