Lawrence Fahey (October 20, 1924 - April 27, 1994) was an American cartographer. Born in Albany, New York, Fahey received his first training as a cartographer while serving in the Army Map Service during World War II, where he copied maps to 'exacting military standards'. Fahey also taught topographic drafting at the Army Engineer School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia during his time in the U.S. Army. After he was discharged from the Army, Fahey worked for several different commercial map firms. He attended Clark University from 1948 until 1952, when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. Fahey also worked as a Cartographic Research Analyst for the Aeornautical Chart and Information Center in Washington, D.C., where he researched source material for aeronautical charts. During his tenure at the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, Fahey also helped construcgted a globe eight feet in diameter for the Secretary of the Air Force. He attended Ohio State University's Institue of Geodesy, Photogrammetry, and Cartography in the mid-1950s and received an MA degree in Geography. After graduating from Ohio State, he returned to New York and compiled a team of twenty-five to create special maps for the national fund-raising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. He worked for Oxford University Press in England from 1963 until 1965, when he became chief cartographer for the Organization of American States (OAS). He worked for the OAS until he retired in 1976, when he started his own firm, Meridian Maps. Meridian created maps under contract and also for government agencies. Fahey also talk cartography at George Washington University in the early 1970s. He was married to his wife Graciela Laura Fahey, with whom he had two children.

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