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William Lawrence

Born: Jun 26, 1819

Death: May 8, 1899

Birthplace: Mount Pleasant

Nationality: United States

William Lawrence

Date of Birth : Jun 26, 1819
Date of Death : May 8, 1899
Birth Place : Mount Pleasant

William Lawrence was a Republican politician from Ohio. He was most noted for being a US Representative, and was influential in attempting to impeach Andrew Johnson, creating the United States Department of Justice, helping to create the American Red Cross, and ratifying the Geneva Convention. Lawrence was born on June 26, 1819 in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. He attended Tidball's Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. After teaching at Pennsville and McConnelsville, Ohio, he was graduated in 1838 from Franklin College in New Athens, Ohio. He was then graduated in 1840 from law school at the University of Cincinnati, and was admitted to the bar. In 1873, Lawrence was awarded the LL. D. from Franklin College.

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