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

Born in Flushing, New York, in August 1800, Lawrence attended the local schools. He engaged as a mercantile clerk. He served as president of the village of Flushing 1835-1845. He served as member of the State assembly in 1840 and 1841. He was extensively interested in banking.

Lawrence was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846 and also declined the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of New York. He resumed banking pursuits. Trustee of the village of Flushing 1860-1875. He died in Flushing, New York, December 20, 1888. He was interred in Flushing Cemetery.


United States 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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