Peter Lawler was Dana Professor of Government and former chair of the department of Government and International Studies at Berry College. He served as executive editor of the journal Perspectives on Political Science, and was chair of the politics and literature section of the American Political Science Association. He also served on the editorial board of the new bilingual critical edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, and served on the editorial boards of several journals. He has written or edited fifteen books and over 200 articles and chapters in a wide variety of venues. He was the 2007 winner of the Weaver Prize in Scholarly Letters. Lawler served on President Bush's Council on Bioethics from 2004 – 09.
The Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rome, Georgia on Friday May 26.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Peter Augustine Lawler Scholarship at Berry College, DIGS, Inc. support organization for special needs, P.O. Box 1053, Rome, GA 30162, or the Network Day Service Center, 402 W. 10th Street, Rome, GA 30165.
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- Peter Augustine Lawler, R.I.P., by Bruce P. Frohnen. The University Bookman 05/28/17.
- Postmodern Conservative, by Peter J. Leithart. 05/26/17.
- Why every smart liberal should read conservative philosopher Peter Lawler, by Damon Linker. The Week 05/25/17.
- A Man Who ‘Stuck With Virtue’, by Samuel Goldman. The American Conservative 05/25/17.
- Peter Lawler: He Built Better Than He Knew, by Richard Reinsch. Library of Law and Liberty 05/25/17.
- In Fond Memory Of Peter Augustine Lawler Upon His Sudden Death, by Yuval Levin. The Federalist 05/24/17.
- Peter Lawler, R.I.P., by Jeffrey Polet. Front Porch Conservative 05/24/17.
- Peter Augustine Lawler, Father to ‘Postmodern Conservatives’ Everywhere, Rest in Peace, by Nicholas Frankovich. "The Corner" / National Review 05/24/17.
- Peter Augustine Lawler, in Memoriam, by Robert C. Jeffrey. American Greatness 05/24/17.
- Peter Augustine Lawler, a personal remembrance, by James Stoner. Library of Law and Liberty 05/24/17.
- In Memoriam: Peter Augustine Lawler, by Charles L. Copeland. Modern Age Spring 2017.
- Peter Lawler, Rest in Peace, by Bradley J. Birzer. The Imaginative Conservative 05/23/17.
- In Memoriam: Peter Augustine Lawler, by Dan Alban. The Weekly Standard 05/23/17.
- Peter Lawler, RIP Stephen Hayward. Powerline 05/23/17.
- Learning from Peter Lawler, by Titus Techera. National Review 05/23/17.
- Peter Augustine Lawler, RIP, by Rod Dreher. The American Conservative 05/23/17.