William Lawrence

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"(June 26, 1819 -- May 8, 1899) William Lawrence was a teacher, lawyer, commissioner of bankruptcy, editor, public servant, supreme court reporter, judge, soldier, organized a bank and president of a bank, comptroller, president of an association, and an American politician. Lawrence was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. He was a commissioner of bankrupcy for Logan County (1842), prosecuting attorney of Logan County (1845), editor of the Logan Gazette (1845 - 1847) and Western Law Monthly (1859 - 1862), supreme court reporter (1851), judge of the court of common pleas and district court (1857 - 1867) United States Judge of Florida (1863) but declined, organized and was president for the Bellefontaine National Bank (1871), first comptroller of the United States Treasury (1880-1885) and was the president of the National Wool Growers' Association (1891). He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1846 and in the State senate (1845-1847 and 1854). He also served in the Union Army in 1862 as a colonel of the Eighty-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Lawrence was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, 41st, 43rd, and 44th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871 and March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877), was unsuccessful for renomination in 1876 and served as chairman on the Committee on War Claims (43rd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000140]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Ohio Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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