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Cornelius Van Wyck LAWRENCE

(1791-1861)

LAWRENCE, Cornelius Van Wyck, (cousin of Effingham Lawrence), a Representative from New York; born in Flushing, N.Y., February 28, 1791; attended the common schools; moved to New York City in 1812 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1833, to May 14, 1834, when he resigned; mayor of New York City 1834-1837; director in several banks and trust companies; collector of customs at the port of New York 1845-1849; died in Flushing, N.Y., on February 20, 1861; interment in the family burying ground at Bayside, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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