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Lawrence Dolan
Born (1931-02-08) February 8, 1931 (age 83)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Attorney (retired)
MLB team owner

Lawrence J. Dolan (born February 8, 1931 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio) is a retired attorney and the principal owner of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians.



Dolan attended St. Ignatius High School and got his LL.B. degree from University of Notre Dame in 1956.[1] He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Cleveland State University.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Upon leaving Notre Dame, Larry served in the United States Marine Corps for two years where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 1958, Larry worked as Assistant Prosecutor in Geauga County, Ohio before going into private practice. He eventually became president and managing partner of Thrasher, Dinsmore, & Dolan in Chardon, Ohio.

Cleveland Indians owner[edit]

In 2000, Dolan (through a family trust) bought the Cleveland Indians of the MLB for $323 million from Richard Jacobs, who, along with his late brother David Jacobs, had paid $35 million for the club in 1986. Jacobs had taken the Indians public in 1997. As part of the deal, Dolan bought all of the stock at just over twelve dollars a share, making the franchise privately held once again.[3]

In 2006 he started SportsTime Ohio to air Indians games. Larry Dolan has six children; among them are Matt who was a State Representative, and Paul who worked for his law firm and was since named as President, and later Chairman/CEO of the Indians. Dolan has said his children will eventually assume ownership of the Cleveland Indians in his stead. In 2012, STO was sold to Fox Entertainment Group.

His nephew James L. Dolan owns the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New York Rangers of the NHL.

He has three brothers: Charles; Bill (retired and living in Fort Myers, Florida) and; David who died in a glider plane crash in 1980.


  1. ^ Larry Dolan| Cleveland Indians Baseball | Cleveland Seniors Profile
  2. ^ Cleveland State University News Releases
  3. ^ Details of Dolan Family ownership - Sports Business Daily.com

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:03:45 -0800

#Before delving into the code, Chairman Larry Dolan and Vice Chairman Ted Durfey alerted the board that the FAA is looking at new rules pertaining to hangar regulations. #Dolan said Sunnyside won't have to worry much because the city has already ...
Akron Beacon Journal
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:37:04 -0700

CLEVELAND: Cleveland Indians owner Lawrence “Larry” J. Dolan will be honored with the St. Thomas More Award by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on Friday. The St. Thomas More Award is given out annually to an attorney ...
Stockton Record
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:03:45 -0800

Kings & Queens: Elmeir Rosete 254, Larry Dolan 248, Bill Rogan Sr. 246. Delta Men's Hdcp.: Anthony Chan 268, Jay Devera 267, RJ Buendia 236. 1050 Scratch: Mike Michaleto 278, Kyle Moutray 269/701, Dave Bolles 268/725, Mike Otte 257/738.
Hattiesburg American
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:20:09 -0700

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Rust Wire

Rust Wire
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:33:30 -0700

This is Larry Dolan. Dolan owns the Cleveland Indians. He's the guy who makes money from selling t-shirts with grotesque, offensive characterizations of native Americans on them, at least he's the main one. I hate the Cleveland Indian's logo. I have ...

Rust Wire

Rust Wire
Tue, 14 May 2013 07:28:18 -0700

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Sat, 05 Jan 2013 14:17:18 -0800

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Waiting For Next Year (blog)
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:09:17 -0700

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