Lawrence G. Crahan 1949 - 2005 St. Louis
A memorial celebration for Lawrence G. "Larry" Crahan, 55, St. Louis, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Noonday Club in St. Louis. He donated his body to the St. Louis University School of Medicine.Mr. Crahan died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital from complications after heart surgery.He was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Guam, Marianas Islands. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a cum laude juris doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.Mr. Crahan served in the U.S. Naval Reserve with Commander, Amphibious Squadron Six until 1974. He was a clerk for a year at the Missouri Supreme Court. He worked in the corporate legal department of SBC and later served as a general attorney for AT&T. He was a partner with Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis, where he chaired the Conflicts and Ethics Committee and co-chaired the Appellate Practice Section. He was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, on Oct. 23, 1992, and served as chief judge from 1997 to 1998.He served as chairman of the Administrative Law Committee of the Missouri Bar Assn. from 1988 to 1990. He was a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Foundation, St. Louis Bar Foundation, UMC Law School Foundation, UMC Law Society, DuBourg Society, St. Louis University, Missouri Supreme Court Historical Society and the American Judicature Society. He was also a member of the Law Society at the University of Missouri School of Law and Kansas University School of Law. He received a Citation of Merit award from the University of Missouri School of Law. He and his wife initiated annual programs at both the University of Missouri and Kansas University for beginning law students to promote a concept of professionalism in law.Mr. Crahan married Linda S. Legg on Dec. 1, 1984, in St. Louis. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two brothers, James E., Kansas City, Mo., and William P., Lawrence; and two sisters, Ann T. Crahan, Lawrence, and Margaret M. Loyet, Florissant, Mo.The family suggests memorials to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Law School Foundation, 205 Hulston Hall, Columbia, Mo. 65221.