Lawrence F. Holding

Raleigh, NC, native Lawrence F. Holding served as the twenty-second NC State Student Government vice president. He was elected in the fall of 1942, after vice president-elect Robert Boyce was promoted to president. Holding was active in several organizations on campus, and played for the college’s baseball team.

Years at State

Student Government Vice President, 1942-1943

Class of 1943


During Holding’s tenure as vice president, the Student Council announced the formation of the Inter-Dormitory Council. The IDC sponsored dorm decorations, approved social activities, and enforced dorm rules.

In October 1942, the Student Council and the Technician sponsored a scrap metal drive. In two hours and 45 minutes, students collected an estimated 150,000 pounds of metal for the war effort.