C. Lawrence Gregorio, originally born as Christopher Lawrence Digregario in Pennsylvania in 1899, was a notable figure in Camden’s legal community. His family moved to Camden when he was three, settling at 326 Sycamore Street in South Camden. His father, John, worked as a laborer, and his mother, Laura, was a homemaker. Being the eldest of at least seven children, Gregorio was encouraged by his parents to pursue his education, culminating in his graduation from Temple University in 1920. It appears that he shortened his name from Digregario to Gregorio after the January 1920 Census.
Gregorio’s legal talents were quickly recognized in Camden County. By the age of 24, he had achieved the position of Assistant Prosecutor for Camden County. This early success in his career also included a role on the Board of Directors of the Victory Trust, a bank founded by Antonio DiPaolo, indicating his involvement in the local financial sector as well.
He served in the prosecutor’s office until at least 1928, playing a significant role in the legal proceedings of Camden County during this time. By 1933, Gregorio had returned to private legal practice. In 1936, he moved to Westmont, though he continued to maintain a professional presence in Camden with an office on North 6th Street. His legal career in Camden was noteworthy, and he continued to practice law at least until 1959.
C. Lawrence Gregorio’s journey from the son of a laborer to a respected legal professional in Camden County exemplifies the opportunities available in the early 20th century for those who pursued higher education and professional careers. His contributions to Camden’s legal landscape and his involvement in the community’s financial institutions highlight his impact on the area’s development and governance.
C. Lawrence Gregorio, originally born as Christopher Lawrence Digregario in Pennsylvania in 1899, was a notable figure in Camden’s legal community. His family moved to Camden when he was three, settling at 326 Sycamore Street in South Camden. His father, John, worked as a laborer, and his mother, Laura, was a homemaker. Being the eldest…
A few hours after William Schiller killed his fater, his wife whom he had also tried to shoot, was found wandering through the city street, in all hysterical condition.
"But I’m going to tell you this, Mr. Gregorio. If your client is found guilty, I’m going to sentence him to ten years in the state prison. Go ahead and put him on trial."
Camden Courier-Post – June 26, 1933 Wife of Druggist Suing for Divorce Petitions Advisory Master Mrs. Freda Brown, wife of Joseph E. Brown, druggist at Third and Market Streets, who is suing her for divorce, appeared before William J. Kraft, advisory master in chancery, yesterday and asked for maintenance for herself and their two children.…
I heard someone say; ‘Get the money,’ and Primo and another boy with a panama hat got the money from me. I don’t remember any more until I was found by the officers.”
C. Lawrence Gregorio, counsel for Battino, pleaded for another chance for his client, pointing out the youth of the prisoner. Judge Shay, however, remained unmoved and imposed sentence.