W. Craig Lawing
|W. Craig Lawing|
|Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 32nd district
July 6, 1925|
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
|Died||June 10, 1999
North Carolina, United States
|Alma mater||University of Chattanooga|
William Craig Lawing (July 6, 1925 – June 10, 1999) was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1971–1976) and of the North Carolina Senate (1977–1984) representing Mecklenburg County, and served as President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate for three terms (1979–1984). While a senator, Lawing was a sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, which the legislature rejected.
Lawing was the longest-serving president pro tem of the state senate until Marc Basnight.
He died in 1999.
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