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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 owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

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, Larry Dolan 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.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry Dolan| Cleveland Indians Baseball | Cleveland Seniors Profile
  2. ^ Cleveland State University News Releases

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24 news items

 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:28:59 -0700

FCAHS announced Tuesday that it has promoted longtime assistant coach Lee Sullivan to replace Larry Dolan, who is leaving after 14 seasons to become the football coach and athletic director at Columbia Academy. “We did stay in-house with it,” FCAHS ...

Cleveland Scene Weekly

Cleveland Scene Weekly
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:47:02 -0700

One of the prevailing theories about Larry Dolan's unwillingness to change the Indians' logo and name is the expected loss of merchandise sales. But it turns out that sales don't necessarily decline. They certainly didn't when the NBA's Washington ...
 
Dailysunnews
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:28:32 -0700

Reviewing the proposed city code governing the Sunnyside Municipal Airport, advisory board member Gary Pira (L) and board Chairman Larry Dolan question some of the definitions set forth in the new code. The code, once adopted, will be the city's first ...

Lake Placid News

Lake Placid News
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:25:30 -0700

... Youth B Women's National Championships, which was held in late March at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. "What is impressive about her ability is that she is a very exceptional driver for her age," said USA Luge development coach Larry Dolan.
 
Medina County Gazette
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:46:36 -0700

The excuses from Indians fans are abundant — and some of them with plenty of merit, such as owner Larry Dolan's reluctance to spend competitively enough to produce a quality product on a consistent basis. Then there's the fact that the Indians haven't ...
 
Quartz
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:45 -0700

As for the Cleveland Indians, Forbes magazine's yearly ranking of the most valuable sports brands shows that since Larry Dolan purchased the Indians in 2000 for $323 million, the team's annualized value growth has been tied with the miserable Houston ...

Chronicle-Telegram

Chronicle-Telegram
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:16:41 -0700

The excuses from Indians fans are abundant — and some of them with plenty of merit, such as owner Larry Dolan's reluctance to spend competitively enough to produce a quality product on a consistent basis. Then there's the fact that the Indians haven't ...
 
CBS sports.com (blog)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:03:31 -0700

While Cleveland hasn't been a team to throw money around in the Larry Dolan era, their revenues are said to be up significantly coming off their nice playoff season last year. No surprise, executives with other teams are still stunned the Indians aren ...
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