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Lawrence Herkimer

National Cheerleaders Association

Lawrence Herkimer was called the grandfather of modern cheerleading. He died last week in Dallas. He was 89.

National Cheerleaders Association

Three cheers for Lawrence Herkimer, who did more than anyone to transform cheerleading into an art, a science and a multi-million dollar business.

Three cheers for Lawrence Herkimer, who did more than anyone to transform cheerleading into an art, a science and a multi-million dollar business.

He died of heart failure on Wednesday in Dallas at age 89, according to his family.