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William Thomas LAWRENCE

(1788-1859)

LAWRENCE, William Thomas, (brother of Samuel Lawrence), a Representative from New York; born in New York City May 7, 1788; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; during the War of 1812 served in the Fourth Regiment, New York State Artillery; moved to Cayuga County in 1823 and engaged in farming; justice of the peace in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); died at his country home near Cayutaville, N.Y., October 25, 1859; interment in the family cemetery on the Shore Road, in the Borough of Queens, New York City.

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

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