Josephine Lawrence


Newark Sunday Call Children’s and Household Editor. Newark News Women’s Page Editor and Weekly Columnist. Wrote over 100 children’s book with Stratemayer and over 30 adult books.

She attended Barringer High School  where “her penchant for writing and her inclination towards shyness, already marked the person she would be throughout her life.” 


“Sunday Call Editor Honored”, Newark Sunday Call, Sept 19, 1926; Star Ledger

C. Gerald Fraser, Josephine Lawrence, 88, Author; Novelist of Middle‐Class America, New York Times, Feb. 24, 1978.

Star Ledger, extensive coverage.

Johnson, Deidre A. Josephine Lawrence: A Writer of Her Time.

Lawerence, Josephine, Newark News files, Newark Library