David Lawrence

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDavid Judah•Lawrence
Used nameDavid•Lawrence
Born15 April 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine (FRA)
Died20 September 2003 in Álvaro Obregón, Ciudad de México (MEX)
AffiliationsSouthern Ski Club
NOC United States


David Lawrence was born in France, where he was educated by a private tutor, and he learned to ski each winter in Davos, Switzerland. In 1948 he entered Dartmouth College, graduating in 1951. In 1949 Lawrence won the first US giant slalom championship. In 1951, in Davos, he married fellow US ski team member, and double gold medalist in 1952, Andrea Mead. After the 1952 Winter Olympics, David Lawrence managed the Pico Peak ski area in Vermont, which had been founded by Andrea Mead-Lawrence’s mother. They moved to Colorado in 1954, where David coached the ski team through 1957, when he moved to Switzerland, to work for his father’s company. The Lawrences returned to Aspen in 1960, where David worked in architectural design from 1960-64, and coach the US women’s ski team in 1960. They briefly lived in California, before divorcing in 1965. David Lawrence later re-married and he and his second wife settled in Mexico in 1968.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA David Lawrence
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 35

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