Lawrence E. King

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Family and early life

Political rise



Omaha sex ring

Main article: Franklin child sex ring

Fallout of Franklin

Post-incarceration activities


Political connections

Republican Party

Intelligence operatives

Law enforcement

Corporate connections

Omaha business community

S&L institutions

Main article: Savings and loan crisis

Organized crime figures

  • Bill Baker: A restaurant owner associated with Larry King who dealt in drugs and child pornography
  • Joe Malec: Owner of Peony Park, where some of the abuse took place
  • Willy Theisen: Owner of Godfather's Pizza, implicated by some victims as supplying cocaine for King's parties

See also


  1. Washington Post, "CONVENTION", 1984/08/20: "[...] But the Ewings weren't home on their range last night at Southfork Ranch, about 25 miles north of Dallas. So receiving about 600 curious Republican convention delegates and party workers was Omaha entrepreneur Lawrence E. King Jr., chairman of the National Black Republican Council's business committee. King, who will sing the national anthem at Tuesday's convention session, and other businessmen put up the money for a gala evening of ribs, beans, coleslaw and pecan pie.

    "Blacks have for so long felt they weren't part of the Republican Party, so we're giving this party to show them they are," said King, respectably resplendent in white with sparkling gold chains around his neck.

    Maureen Reagan drove up by limousine long enough to clinch the evening's black vote for her father in case anybody was in doubt. [...]"
  2. C-Span clip of King singing the national anthem at the 1984 Republican National Convention - 00:02:00 into Day 2
  3. Metropolitan (Omaha), "Meet The King of Contradictions" by Craig Pugh, 1988/09/07 - mentions a photo of him with Reagan

External links

  • Allegation that the September 7, 1988 article in Omaha's Metropolitan newspaper mentions CIA agents at Offutt Air Force Base
  • Rigorous Intuition post by sw compiling a list of people involved with the Franklin Credit Union
  • Washington Life Magazine, "Real Estate News" by Mary K. Mewborn, 2004/11: "Pardoe/ERA broker Jim Bell has 2441 California Street, N.W. under contract to Patrick Menasco and Joe Freeman. The seller is Victoria Grey. The Kalorama home near Embassy Row was built in 1923 and is a Spanish-style stucco house with five bedrooms and five full and one half baths. External accoutrements include a side porch and fenced rear patio. The home, which has been listed for $2,190,000, is currently the residence of Mary Tull, the volunteer coordinator of Achievement Advocate, an online mentoring program whose mission is to provide 4th through 6th graders with adult guidance and support. In the late 80's, the property gained some notoriety when it was rented to Lawrence E. King, Jr., the former executive director of the failed Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, who along with his wife Alice, was accused by Federal regulators of having diverted as much as $40 million from Franklin for personal and business use."
  • BMW dealership run by Thomas Moorehead from Omaha
  • Charles Galloway Sr. connection - employed at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and appears on the Facebook friend list of Alice King
    • Dignity Memorial obituary for Ellis Wade Hitzing, 2018/11/14: "Dr. Ellis Wade Hitzing, PhD., died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at his home in Ft. Myers, Fl., at the age of 77.

      Hitzing was a distinguished psychologist and nationally recognized advocate for people with disabilities. He wrote and spoke passionately of the need to integrate people with special needs into society.

      In the early '80s Hitzing served on the state of Ohio's Community Services Subcommittee of the Deinstitutionalization Task Force, which issued an influential report titled "The Need to Shift from a Facility-Based to a Home-Centered Service System."

      "Except in very limited ways, persons with severe handicaps cannot gain the same degree of dignity and respect by their own actions," he wrote. "It is, therefore, extremely important that they be treated with respect and served in settings that are as positively valued as possible."

      Hitzing went on for the better part of three decades to serve as an advocate and advisor throughout the United States assisting state governments in re-examining the delivery of services to persons with disabilities. He participated in the review and reform of state agencies in Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington. He conducted training and consulted on individuals in more than 20 additional states.

      Among the many leadership roles he had in supporting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities Hitzing served as board member for the Autism National Committee (2001-2009); member of the Positive Behavior Approaches Committee for the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (1987-1992); member of the Ohio Department of MRDD Director's State Advisory Committee (1990-1995); and consulting editor for Mental Retardation, the journal of the American Association of Mental Retardation (1993 to 2018).

      Born Oct. 9, 1941, in Jacksonville, Fla., Hitzing attended Andrew Jackson High School and was a stand out varsity swimmer. He graduated in 1959, 11 years before the school admitted its first African American student. He spoke often to his children and grandchildren of the need to come to terms with our nation's history of racial injustice.

      He earned his associate's degree from the University of Florida in 1962 and went on to pursue studies in psychology with a focus on Skinnerian behaviorism at the Florida State University where he earned a BA in 1963, an MA in 1966 and his Ph.D., in 1968. (Lest there be doubt, his football loyalties remained with the Gators.)

      As he concluded his studies, he began his professional career in 1967 directing the Behavior Modification and Research Center at the Kalamazoo State Hospital in Michigan. He was appointed adjunct assistant professor at the University of Western Michigan (1967-1974) and later served as assistant professor of medical psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha (1975-1980).

      In 1974 he was hired by his cherished friend, Charles Galloway, Ph.D, to join him on the leadership team of ENCOR, which was recognized as a trailblazer in providing community-based services for persons with developmental disabilities. His experiences with that agency led him ultimately to define himself as a "recovered behaviorist", and led him to shift from an academic career to a path more centered on direct engagement and reform. In November of 1976, he became co-director of the Center for the Development of Community Alternative Service Systems at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. In 1980, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, to serve as the director of community outreach for the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University. While in Columbus he founded the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Alliance and served as its director until 1995, when he returned to his home state of Florida and settled in Fort Myers. He continued to consult on various national projects until he retired in 2013."
  • Opera NOVA connection - the Washington DC organization employed Larry King as an opera singer
  • Other curiosities