Lawrence Family Chair in History and World Affairs

The Lawrence Family Chair in History and World Affairs was established in 1988 through the generosity of James Lawrence ’26 and John Lawrence ’27, children of James and John, and John’s son-in-law, Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld. Since 2000, Tommy S. Lamont has held this Chair.

Tommy Lamont earned a BA in history from Harvard University in 1983 and an M.Phil. in history from the University of Oxford in 1991. Tommy teaches American history and world history, as well as electives on modern China, modern India, and international relations. Past courses have covered the Holocaust, modern Russia, and modern Japan, and Tommy has traveled extensively around the globe, including trips with students to China, Japan, India, and Haiti. All three of the Lamont children are Groton graduates. Tommy enjoys foreign films, sailing, and playing loud and fast rock and roll.