Luther Lawrence

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Luther Lawrence
2nd Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
1838 – April 17, 1839[1]
Preceded by Elisha Bartlett
Succeeded by Elisha Huntington
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1830[1] – 1830[1]
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives[1][2]
In office
1822–1822
Preceded by Josiah Quincy III
Succeeded by Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Delegate to the
Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1820[1]
In office
1820[1] – 1820[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1812[1] – 1822[1]
Personal details
Born September 28, 1778[3]
Groton, Massachusetts[3]
Died April 17, 1839
Political party Federalist Party
Spouse(s) Lucy Bigelow,[3] m. June 2, 1805[3]
Alma mater Groton Academy, Harvard College[3]
Occupation Attorney[3]

Luther Lawrence (September 28, 1778 – April 17, 1839) was the Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts (1838–1839).

Early life and family[edit]

Lawrence was the son of American Revolutionary, Samuel Lawrence, patriarch of the Lawrence family from Boston. Luther's brothers, William, Abbott, and Amos, all became influential figures in United States history.

Death[edit]

Lawrence died on April 17, 1839 when he fell into a wheel pit while showing a visitor around his mill.[4]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 42. 
  2. ^ Boston Daily Centinel and Gazette (April 18, 1839), Melancholy Event, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Daily Centinel and Gazette 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 41. 
  4. ^ Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 43. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Josiah Quincy III
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1822—1822
Succeeded by
Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Preceded by
Elisha Bartlett
2nd Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts

1838 – April 17, 1839
Succeeded by
Elisha Huntington