Sidney Lawrence

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Sidney Lawrence (December 31, 1801 – May 9, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Weybridge, Vermont, Lawrence moved with his parents to Moira, New York, in early childhood. He attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Moira, New York. He was Justice of the Peace for more than half a century. He served as supervisor and as assessor. Surrogate of Franklin County 1837–1843. He was a member of the New York State Senate (4th D.) in 1843 and 1844. He served as member of the State assembly in 1846.

Lawrence was elected as a Democrat to the 30th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law. He also engaged in the real estate business and in banking. He died in Moira, New York, May 9, 1892. He was interred in Moira Cemetery.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
John W. Taylor
New York State Senate
Fourth District (Class 2)

Succeeded by
Augustus C. Hand
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
John R. Thurman