John W. Lawrence

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John W. Lawrence
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded bySelah B. Strong
Succeeded byFrederick William Lord
Member of the New York State Assembly from Queens County
In office
Personal details
Born(1800-08-19)August 19, 1800
Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York
DiedDecember 20, 1888(1888-12-20) (aged 88)
Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic

John Watson Lawrence (August 19, 1800 – December 20, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Flushing, New York, on August 19, 1800, Lawrence attended the local schools. He engaged as a mercantile clerk. He served as president of the village of Flushing 1835–1845. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Queens Co.) in 1841 and 1842. He was extensively interested in banking.

Lawrence was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847). He resumed banking pursuits. Trustee of the village of Flushing from 1860 on 1875.

He married Mary King Bowne, daughter of Walter Bowne and had 10 children.[1] He died in Flushing, New York on December 20, 1888. He was interred in Flushing Cemetery.


  1. ^ Chapman, Leonard B. Monograph on the Southgate Family of Scarborough, Maine: Their Ancestors and Descendants. H.W. Bryant, 1907, pages 36-37.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
John A. King
New York State Assembly
Queens County

Succeeded by
Samuel Youngs
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Selah B. Strong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Frederick W. Lord

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