Raleigh, N.C. — Lawrence P. Zachary, who served as Raleigh city manager in the 1970s, died Wednesday. He was 91.
Zachary worked for the city from 1968, when he started as assistant city manager of operations, through 1983, an era that saw the city population increase by almost 30 percent.
“I want to offer my condolences to the family of L.P. Zachary. I was very sorry to hear of his passing this morning,” Mayor Nancy McFarlane said. “Raleigh’s evolution as a 21st-century city and one of the best places to live, work and play in the country is in part due to Mr. Zachary’s work and leadership as city manager during Raleigh’s early periods of growth.”
Zachary was born in Anson County and studied engineering at North Carolina State University. He is survived by his wife and daughter.