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Samuel LAWRENCE

(1773-1837)

LAWRENCE, Samuel, (brother of William Thomas Lawrence), a Representative from New York; born in Newtown, Queens County, N.Y., May 23, 1773; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1794 and commenced practice in New York City; clerk to the attorney general of the state of New York; appointed judge of marine court (later city court); member of the state assembly in 1808, 1817, and 1818; county clerk of New York County from February 19, 1811, to February 21, 1812; moved to Cayuta Lake, township of Cayuta, Chemung (now Schuyler) County, in 1814; again a member of the state assembly in 1820 and 1821; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); died at Cayuta Lake near Cayutaville, N.Y., October 20, 1837; interment in the family cemetery at that place.

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

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