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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 principle 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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19 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 ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -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 ...
Cleveland Leader
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700

However, it appears that rent for both the Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers - Larry Dolan and Dan Gilbert - has disappeared. My question about the portion of the price of an Indians and Cavs seating ticket presently paid to Gateway, says Kelly, is ZERO.


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 ...
Journal Times
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:07:05 -0700

Larry Dolan delivers mail along Seventh Street and College Avenue on June 4, 2004, in Downtown Racine. Enlarge Photo. RACINE — Don't be surprised to see a letter carrier on your front doorstep on a Sunday. The Postal Service will start delivering ...

Scranton Times-Tribune

Scranton Times-Tribune
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Guests of the Cleveland Indians for a game with the Minnesota Twins, Bill Jones, Ed and John received their tickets compliments of the Larry Dolan family, owners of the Indians, Bill reports. Visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, they “relived the ...
Stockton Record
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:45:00 -0700

Kings & Queens: Bob Rogan 256; Bill Rogan Sr. 255; Earl Harris 246; Efren Rosete 246; Larry Dolan 238; Anthony Loera 223. Delta Men's Hdcp.: Jay Zulueta 267/772; Rod Karnofel 265. 1050 Scratch: Randy Whiteman 289/709; Tony Castilo 279/764; Mike ...

The Southern

The Southern
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0700

Those scheduled to appear include: Johnny Arview, Larry Baker, Dave Bowlin, Lyle Cleary, Bill Dobkins, Larry Dolan, Cord Fitch, Carl Kilmer, Greg Lambert, Neil Pernell and Fred Rushing. “I have a lot of friends back in Southern Illinois that I don't ...

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