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Sidney LAWRENCE

(1801-1892)

LAWRENCE, Sidney, a Representative from New York; born in Weybridge, Addison County, Vt., December 31, 1801; moved with his parents to Moira, Franklin County, N.Y., in early childhood; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Moira, N.Y.; was justice of the peace for more than half a century; served as supervisor and as assessor; surrogate of Franklin County 1837-1843; served in the State senate in 1843 and 1844; member of the State assembly in 1846; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in the real estate business and in banking; died in Moira, N.Y., May 9, 1892; interment in Moira Cemetery.

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

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