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John Watson Lawrence
was a U.S. Representative
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from New York
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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
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to the Twenty-ninth
-House of Representatives:During this congress, two House seats were added for each of the new states of Texas and Iowa.-Leadership:-Senate:* President: George M. Dallas * President pro tempore: Willie P. Mangum...
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.