KMEA Hall of Fame
David T. Lawson
Inducted in 1985
David T. Lawson graduated from Baker University in 1921 and began teaching in Fellsburg. The next year, he moved east as a music teacher in Altamont. He was active in the contest movement in the 1920's. He joined Earl McCray in a move to Fort Scott, where he organized a vocal music program for the junior and senior highs, as well as at the junior college. He taught in El Dorado before going to Topeka High School, where he closed out his teaching career. Lawson was a founder and the first president of KMEA.