Lawrence W. I’Anson (1958-1981)

Further reading:

“Lawrence W. I’Anson: Biographical Sketch,” Virginia Lives (1964).

John Perts, “Lawrence W. I’Anson: Biographical Sketch,” Virginia Leaders (1968).

Rogers Dey Whichard, “Lawrence W. I’Anson: Biographical Sketch,” The History of Lower Tidewater Virginia, (1959).

James R. Sweeney, ed., Race, Reason, and the Diary of David J. Mays, 1954-1959, (2008). May’s diary sheds light on reactions to Justice I’Anson’s decision, shortly after he was elected to the court, to side with the majority in the 1959 Harrison v. Day ruling that found unconstitutional Virginia laws ordering school closings and tuition grants.


Research collections:

College of William & Mary (Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library)
Williamsburg, Va.
Lawrence I’Anson Papers, 1938-1983, circa; 499 items.
Correspondence, invitations, programs, speeches, judicial opinions, certificates, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs and scrapbooks.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, Va.
Lawrence W. I’Anson Papers, 1941-1991; 197 items.
Correspondence and related materials of I’Anson as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and as a researcher of the origins of the I’Anson family.