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Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Leonard Lawrence received his medical degree in 1962 from Indiana University, the first in his family to attend college. He served from 1963-1965 as a General Medical Officer in the United States Air Force and in 1969 did his residency in Child Psychiatry, again at Indiana University. Dr. Lawrence's assignment to the Child Guidance Clinic at Lackland Air Force Base's Wilford Hall Medical Center brought him and his family to San Antonio. After his military assignment ended, he served on the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's medical school until his retirement in 2005.
In spite of all his personal and professional accomplishments, Dr. Lawrence is perhaps proudest of his family and their accomplishments. His wife Barbara Lawrence is a medical doctor, as are their children Courtney and Leonard, and their son David has his Master's in Public Administration.