John Watson LAWRENCE, Congress, NY (1800-1888)


LAWRENCE, John Watson, a Representative from New York; born in Flushing, N.Y., in August 1800; attended the local schools; engaged as a mercantile clerk; president of the village of Flushing 1835-1845; member of the State assembly in 1840 and 1841; was extensively interested in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846 and also declined the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of New York; resumed banking pursuits; trustee of the village of Flushing 1860-1875; died in Flushing, N.Y., December 20, 1888; interment in Flushing Cemetery.

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