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William Lawrence
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Born: June 26, 1819
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Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, Ohio

Father: Joseph Lawrence 1793 – 1866
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​

Mother: Temperance Gilchrist 1792 – 1846
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​

1st​ Wife: Cornelia H. Hawkins 1823 – 1844
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​

2nd​ Wife: Caroline M. Miller 1828 – 1906
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​

Children:

Joseph H. Lawrence 1847 – 1885​
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​
John M. Lawrence 1854 – 1913​
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​
Mary Temperance Lawrence Haviland 1863 – 1948​
(Buried: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio)​

Political Party: Republican Party

Education:


1838: Graduated from Franklin College​
1840: Graduated from Cincinnati Law School​
1841 – 1843: Studied Medicine in Ohio​

Occupation before War:

School Teacher in Pennsville, and McConnelsville, Ohio​
1840 – 1841: Attorney in Zanesville, and McConnelsville, Ohio​
1841 – 1845: Attorney in Bellefontaine, Ohio​
1842: Logan County, Ohio Commissioner of Bankruptcy​
1845: Logan County, Ohio Prosecuting Attorney​
1845 – 1847: Editor of Logan Gazette Newspaper​
1846 – 1847: Ohio State Representative​
1849 – 1851: Ohio State Senator​
1851: Ohio State Supreme Court Reporter​
1854: Ohio State Senator​
1857 – 1864: Judge of Common Pleas and District Courts in Ohio​
1859 – 1862: Editor of Western Law Monthly​

Civil War Career:

1862: Colonel of 84th​ Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1863: Declined appointment as U.S. District Court Judge of Florida​
1865 – 1871: United States Congressman from Ohio​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Judiciary Committee​

Occupation after War:

1866: Introduced Bill for the creation of Territory of Lincoln
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1867: Member of committee for creation of Department of Justice​
1867 – 1869: Member of House Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1868: One of the Authors of Bill to impeach Andrew Johnson​
1869 – 1871: Member of House Appropriations Committee​
1870: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congressman​
1871: Organized the Bellefontaine National Bank in Bellefontaine​
President of Bellefontaine, Ohio National Bank​
1873 – 1877: United States Congressman from Ohio​
1873 – 1875: Member of House Revisal of the laws committee​
1873 – 1875: Chairman of House War Claims Committee​
1875 – 1877: Member of House Judiciary Committee​
1876: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress​
1880 – 1885: United States Treasury First Comptroller​
1881: Helped create the American Red Cross​
Vice President of American Red Cross​
1882: Helped ratify the Geneva Convention​
1891: Appointed President of National Wool Growers Association​

Died:
May 8, 1899

Place of Death: Bellefontaine, Ohio

Age at time of Death: 79 years old

Burial Place: Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Ohio
 
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