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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence took his stand-up comedy act and turned it into the hit TV show Martin from 1992-1997. In addition to the title role, Lawrence portrayed several different characters. The success of …

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence earned her first Academy Award nomination as best actress for playing an Ozark Mountain teen in search of her missing father in the independent movie Winter's Bone (2010). It was a …

Lawrence Summers

Name at birth: Lawrence Henry SummersLawrence "Larry" Summers is the director of the National Economic Council and a top advisor to President Barack Obama on economic policies. Summers has been in Wa…

Abbott LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE, Abbott, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Groton, Mass., December 16, 1792; attended Groton Academy; became a merchant and importer in Boston; member of the Boston Common C…

Effingham LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE, Effingham, (cousin of Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Bayside, near Flushing, Long Island, N.Y., March 2, 1820; attended schools in Bayside and …

Joseph LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE, Joseph, (father of George Van Eman Lawrence), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Hunterstown, Adams County, Pa., in 1786; moved with his widowed mother to a farm in Washing…

Samuel LAWRENCE

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 admitte…

Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence TaylorBorn: Feb. 4, 1959Football LB All-America at North Carolina (1980); only defensive player in NFL history to be consensus Player of Year (1986); led NY Giants to Super Bowl title…

Lawrence BROCK

BROCK, Lawrence, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Platte County, near Columbus, Nebr., August 16, 1906; graduated from Leigh High School and from the University of Nebraska College of Ph…

Sidney LAWRENCE

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…