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Lawrence Dolan
Born (1931-02-08) February 8, 1931 (age 84)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Attorney (retired)
MLB team owner

Lawrence J. "Larry" 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.

Awards and honors[edit]

(as Indians owner)


  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
  4. ^ Cleveland sports HOF class of 2014 - Cleveland Sports Hall.com

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Larry Dolan---"Heart Over Mind"

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Saint Ignatius HOF 2012 - Larry Dolan

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371 news items


Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:26:55 -0800

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- New York Knicks owner James Dolan (nephew of Indians owner Larry Dolan) had a not-so-nice email response to a fan go public earlier this week. It was no Phil Savage "Go root for Buffalo. F--k you," but he did follow Savage's playbook ...
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:58:48 -0800

Dolan, an attorney and son of Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan, served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2005 until he resigned in January 2010 to run later that year for Cuyahoga County executive, a bid that he lost to Democrat Ed FitzGerald.
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 ...

Factory Of Sadness

Factory Of Sadness
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:46:13 -0800

Larry Dolan owns the Cleveland Indians but he isn't the most liked guy in town. Whether it is a belief that he should spend more money in free agency, that he hires or fires the wrong coaches or that he hasn't done enough to update The Jake, sorry ...


Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:06:39 -0800

Larry Dolan, Paul's father, assumed ownership of the franchise in February 2000 for $323 million. As time elapsed, Paul Dolan inherited increasing responsibility within the organization. Since becoming control person, he has operated in the shadows of ...


Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:27:34 -0800

It was also important to me that her work space reflect her sense of humor, so our prop man, Larry Dolan, and I put toys all over Murphy's office. Larry put a Siamese fighting fish into a fishbowl and hung a little green Ninja Turtle on the rim ...

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:41:15 -0800

Alexander was also named to fill the position of athletic director after the departure of former AD Larry Dolan to Columbia Academy. "I was told (Tuesday) that it was our athletic director's decision not to renew my contract, and the superintendent ...


Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:03:45 -0800

#Chairman Larry Dolan noted that unmanned aircraft are potentially extremely useful for agriculture in the area. With many fields being within five miles of the airport, it seems likely the limitations on the systems may be changed before being finalized.

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