Former St. Louis Public School Treasurer and Budget Director, Sam Lawson, has died at his home in St. Louis from complications from bone marrow disease. Lawson began his career teaching biology at Francis Howell High School. He became an administrator at Montgomery City High School, then taught biology at McKinley High School in St. Louis before joining the St. Louis Board of Education. He served as budget director, was named treasurer and oversaw the St. Louis school budget for more than 20 years. Lawson was 83.