Myron Lawrence

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Myron Lawrence
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1827–1828
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
In office
1834–1840
President of the Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1837–1840
Preceded byHorace Mann
Succeeded byDaniel P. King
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
In office
1843–1843
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1844–1844
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1852–1852
Personal details
BornMay 18, 1799[2]
Middlebury, Vermont[2]
DiedNovember 7, 1852
Belchertown, Massachusetts[1]
Spouse(s)Clarissa Dwight[3]
ChildrenSarah T. D. Lawrence
Alma materMiddlebury College[3]
ProfessionLawyer[1]

Myron Lawrence (May 18, 1799 – November 7, 1852) was a Massachusetts lawyer[1] and politician who served in both branches of the Massachusetts General Court and served as the President of the Massachusetts Senate.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lawrence, the son of Benjamin Lawrence,[3] was born in Middlebury, Vermont, on May 18, 1799.[2]

Education[edit]

Lawrence attended Addison County Grammar School.[2] In 1820, he graduated from Middlebury College where, from 1851[3] to 1852, he was a trustee.[3] Lawrence read law in the office of Hon. Mark Doolittle of Belchertown, Massachusetts.[2]

Legal career[edit]

After reading law and passing the Massachusetts Bar, Lawrence practiced law in Belchertown, Massachusetts, until his death on November 7, 1852.[2]

Family life[edit]

On March 28, 1824, Lawrence married Clarissa Dwight, daughter of Colonel Henry Dwight and Ruth Rich.[3]

Public service[edit]

Lawrence served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1827-1828 and 1849-1850, in the Massachusetts Senate in 1834-1840, 1843, 1844 and 1852, as the President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1837 to 1840, and as a member of the 1844 commission on the Boundary line between Massachusetts and Rhode Island.[1]

Death[edit]

Lawrence died in Belchertown, Massachusetts,[1] on November 7, 1852.

Massachusetts Senate
Preceded by
Horace Mann
President of the Massachusetts Senate
1838-1839
Succeeded by
Daniel P. King

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Boyce, Thomas E. (1890), Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont: And All Others who Have Received Degrees, 1800 to 1889, Middlebury, Vermont: Middlebury College, p. 49.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Pearson, Thomas Scott (1853), Catalogue of the Graduates of Middlebury College: Embracing a Biographical Register and Directory, Middlebury, Vermont: Associated Alumni of Middlebury College, p. 55.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge (1874), The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1, Dedham, Massachusetts: Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, p. 923.