[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 126, 112th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

Public Law 112-259
112th Congress

An Act

To designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>

This Act may be cited as the ``Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act
of 2011''.

Congress finds that Andrea Mead Lawrence--
(1) was born in Rutland County, Vermont, on April 19, 1932,
where she developed a life-long love of winter sports and
appreciation for the environment;
(2) competed in the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz,
Switzerland, and the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo,
Italy, and was the torch lighter at the 1960 Winter Olympics in
Squaw Valley, California;
(3) won 2 Gold Medals in the Olympic special and giant
slalom races at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, and
remains the only United States double-gold medalist in alpine
(4) was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in
1958 at the age of 25;
(5) moved in 1968 to Mammoth Lakes in the spectacularly
beautiful Eastern Sierra of California, a place that she fought
to protect for the rest of her life;
(6) founded the Friends of Mammoth to maintain the beauty
and serenity of Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra;
(7) served for 16 years on the Mono County Board of
Supervisors, where she worked tirelessly to protect and restore
Mono Lake, Bodie State Historic Park, and other important
natural and cultural landscapes of the Eastern Sierra;
(8) worked, as a member of the Great Basin Air Pollution
Control District, to reduce air pollution that had been caused
by the dewatering of Owens Lake;
(9) founded the Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and
Rivers in 2003 to work for environmental protection and economic
vitality in the region she loved so much;
(10) testified in 2008 before the Mono County Board of
Supervisors in favor of the Eastern Sierra and Northern San
Gabriel Wild Heritage Act, a bill that was enacted the day
before she died;

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(11) passed away on March 31, 2009, at 76 years of age,
leaving 5 children, Cortlandt, Matthew, Deirdre, Leslie, and
Quentin, and 4 grandchildren; and
(12) leaves a rich legacy that will continue to benefit
present and future generations.

(a) In General.--Peak 12,240 (which is located 0.6 miles northeast
of Donahue Peak on the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and
Yosemite National Park (UTM coordinates Zone 11, 304428 E, 4183631 N))
shall be known and designated as ``Mt. Andrea Lawrence''.
(b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document,
record, or other paper of the United States to the peak described in
subsection (a) shall be considered to be a reference to ``Mt. Andrea

Approved January 10, 2013.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-505 (Comm. on Natural Resources) accompanying

H.R. 1818.
Vol. 157 (2011):
Oct. 18, considered and passed
Vol. 158 (2012):
Dec. 19, 20, considered and passed