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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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409 news items

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, 11 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

Mexican-American: Martin King 279, Ed Santos 278/729, Mike Ornelas 259 (+101 avg), Jason Petaia 257, Tony Miles 251, Rose Castillo 214. Kings & Queens: Bill Rogan Sr. 267/714, Larry Dolan 257, Peter Turner Jr. 257, Bob Rogan 256, Earl Harris 244, ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:45:43 -0700

But this year, the Cougars have sharpened their claws in their first season under former Forrest County AHS coach Larry Dolan, and when the two teams collide Friday night at Hattiesburg, both Dolan and PCS coach Joey Hawkins expect a fight. “They've ...

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:46:21 -0700

"We've just got to regroup and see if we can get better," said Columbia Academy coach Larry Dolan. "You either get worse or you get better, and I think our kids will bounce back just fine. "They're a good football team and they just beat us. Hopefully ...

Let's Go Tribe

Let's Go Tribe
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:05:29 -0800

Like it or not, the Indians keep a smaller payroll than the average MLB team. It might be fun to see them trot out a $150-million team next season, but that's not going to happen. Like pretty much every American professional sports team owner, Larry ...

Cleveland Leader

Cleveland Leader
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:51:29 -0800

At Gateway, Dan Gilbert and Larry Dolan escape paying property taxes on $176,250,000 baseball stadium and basketball arena. Every year. Every single year you pay property taxes, they don't. (Gateway does pay on the land.) The tax bill on the $276 ...
Journal Times
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:07:05 -0700

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Aaron Woolf, the Democratic candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District, toured the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid on Friday. He's pictured here with his daughter, Eloise, and USA Luge Development Coach Larry Dolan. Photo by Pete ...

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