McKinney, Harvard ’12, was an Editor of the Harvard Lampoon and wrote the Hasty Pudding Show his senior year as a showcase for his friend, humorist Robert Benchley.  Laurence O. McKinney, ’66, MBA ‘69 continued the tradition by organizing one of Harvard’s first rock bands, contributing to Hasty Pudding shows, co-founding the Harvard Art Review and appearing in undergraduate theatricals.  After Business School, McKinney attended Harvard Divinity School as a Special Student, and remains involved with all three as an HBS Class Correspondent and member of his HBS Reunion Committee, a College activist, and guest speaker at one of Harvard’s six founding churches, the First Parish Church of Dorchester.

Like Father

  Laurence McKinney Ralph Lowell Benchley's Wedding Party  

McKinney counted as friends social opposites
Joseph Kennedy and Ralph Lowell.

McKinney and Benchley (here at Benchley’s wedding) pioneered Dave Barry's style of deadpan absurdity. 



Joe Kennedy

Robert Benchley


1912 Hasty Pudding
Show Program

Cast from 1912 Hasty Pudding Show
 Below Zero
Soaking of the Rich
McKinney's off the cuff quip at the Harvard 300th becomes a legend.

Like Son

Hasty Pudding
Working on the 116th Hasty Pudding Show in 1965

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“Bye Bye Birdie's" Broadway guitar style was harder to learn than the  lines for McKinney in this 1964 Harvard production

Cover of Harvard Art Review
The Harvard Art Review showcased major local and national artists.  It was produced entirely by students.


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Rescuing a local landmark in
Harvard Square

HBS 25th Reunion
MBA 69's 25th Reunion Committee at Harvard Business School

Harvard Crimson
A last stand for an old tradition

At First Parish Church
Speaking at the First Parish Church of Dorchester's 370th Celebration


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Harvard’s Grand Marshall Richard Hunt, who delivered a Citation of Commemoration from Harvard at the 370th celebration.

Harvard Entrepreneurs Award
1986 Harvard
Entrepreneurs Award


LOM with Rudenstine
Chatting with
past Harvard President
Neil Rudenstine at a Harvard Divinity School function

Dean Rudenstine Letter
Letter from President Rudenstine

with new dean Lawrence Summers
With Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers at the luncheon celebrating the success of The Campaign for The Memorial Church
(Nov. 2002)

Letter from President Summers

From Dean William A. Graham, 
Harvard Divinity School
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Dean Clark welcomes
HBS Internet efforts

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