Biography and History

Lawrence Crane Woods graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) with the Class of 1891. He was vice president and assistant manager for the Equitable Life Assurance Society located at the Frick building in Pittsburgh, Pa. His son Lawrence C. Woods, Jr., also graduated from Princeton University with the class of 1922. Like his father, he joined Equitable Life Assurance Society where he stayed until he headed the Pittsburgh office. Lawrence C. Crane, Jr. was also trustee and officer of Carnegie Institute, and trustee and chairman of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He was a participant in big game hunting expeditions for the museum's collection.

Source: From the finding aid for C1275

  • Lawrence Crane Woods Collection. 1888-1957 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1275

    Consists of selected correspondence and student account books of Lawrence Crane Woods, a member of the Princeton Class of 1891 and vice president and assistant manager for the Equitable Life Assurance Society.