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Title: Lawrence P. MacDonald Collection, 1976-1984
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1. Ally Betrayed…Nicaragua: Keystone of Central America, forward by Earl E.T. Smith (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1980).

2. Ally Betrayed: The Republic of China, by David N. Rowe, Ph.D. Foreward by Anthony Kubek, postscript by Patricia Hurley (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1980).

3. Broken Seals: A Western Goals Foundation Report on the Attempts to Destroy the Foreign and Domestic Intelligence Capabilities of the United States, introduction by Congressman John M. Ashbrook, afterword by Lt. Gen. Daniel O. Graham (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1980).

4. FALN: Threat to America (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1981).

5. LawrenceP. McDonald: Late a Representative from Georgia. Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress (Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1984).

6. “Outlaws of Amerika”: The Weather Underground, foreward by Roy M. Cohn, afterword by Mark Felt (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1982).

We Hold These Truths: A Reverent View of the U.S. Constitution, by Lawrence Patton McDonald, introduction by Dan Smoot. Rev. ed. (Marietta, Ga. : Larry McDonald Memorial Foundation, 1992).

7. Red Tide Rising in the Carolinas (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1980).

8. The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive, foreword by Congressman John Ashbrook, afterword by Helmut Sauer (Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1982).


informal transfer from Dr. Tom Scott


Biographical sketch of Lawrence McDonald:


Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Patton McDonald (1935-1983) was a prominent citizen in Cobb County, Georgia.


He was born in Atlanta and made his home in Marietta. He graduated from Davidson College in 1953 (pre-med) and received his medical degree from Emory University in 1957. He joined the urology practice started by his father at about the same time he became a member of the John Birch Society.


McDonald became involved in politics in 1972 when he unsuccessfully ran for Congress against Democrat John Davis. In 1974 he was elected to the Congress, representing the Seventh District of Georgia in the United States House of Representatives, a position he held until his untimely death in 1983.

He founded the Western Goals Foundation in 1979 (disbanded in 1986), a private intelligence dissemination network with strong ties to the John Birch Society; McDonald served as president of the John Birch Society from March until his death later that year. On September 1, 1983, McDonald was traveling to Seoul, South Korea to attend a commemoration ceremony when his flight, Korean Airlines flight 007 was shot down by a Soviet fighter plane; all passengers perished. The portion of I-75 in Cobb County is named in his honor. (Sources: Cobb County, Georgiaand the Origins of the Suburban South: A Twentieth-Century History, by Thomas Allan Scott (Mariettta, GA: Cobb Landmark and Historical Society, Inc., 2003); Who’s Who in Georgia, 1st edition, (Atlanta, GA: Southern Highlands Foundation, 1982).

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