|Member of the New York State Assembly|
for New York County
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 25th district
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
|Preceded by||New district|
|Succeeded by||Charles Humphrey|
|Born||May 23, 1773|
Newtown, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 20, 1837 (aged 64)|
Cayuta Lake, New York, U.S.
|Relatives||William T. Lawrence (brother)|
John L. Lawrence (brother)
Abraham Lawrence (nephew)
He was the son of Jonathan Lawrence and Ruth (Riker) Lawrence. He attended the common schools, studied law with his cousin Attorney General Nathaniel Lawrence, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in New York City. Among his siblings was New York State Senator John L. Lawrence (father of Abraham R. Lawrence) and U.S. Congressman William T. Lawrence.
In 1814, he removed to an estate on the margin of Cayuta Lake, in Tioga County. He was a presidential elector in 1816 and voted for James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins. He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1820-21. Lawrence was elected as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825.
He was buried in the family cemetery on his estate.
- Browning, Charles Henry (1969). Americans of Royal Descent: Collection of Genealogies Showing the Lineal Descent from Kings of Some American Families | 7th Edition. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 215. ISBN 9780806300542. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "RUTH LAWRENCE OF PATRIOTIC UNIT; Founder of Colonial Dames Society, a Descendant of War Heroes, Dies at 90" (PDF). The New York Times. 16 June 1956. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "W. M. LAWRENCE DIES; HELD CITY HALL POSTS; Assistant Secretary and Chief Clerk of Estimate Board Under Three Mayors" (PDF). The New York Times. 25 November 1935. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- United States Congress. "Samuel Lawrence (id: L000138)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 71, 185, 197, 287, 321 and 325; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Historical Genealogy of the Lawrence Family by Thomas Lawrence
- Samuel Lawrence at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|New district|| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 25th congressional district