Edward A. Lawrence

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Edward Arthur Lawrence (November 2, 1831 Bay Side, Queens County, New York – 1883) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of Effingham Lawrence (1779–1850), First Judge of the Queens County Court from 1818 to 1823, and Ann (Townsend) Lawrence (1786–1845). On December 7, 1855, he married Hannah Russell Mickle (b. 1837), daughter of Mayor of New York Andrew H. Mickle (1805–1863).

As a Democrat, he was Supervisor of the Town of Flushing for twelve years, a member of the New York State Assembly (Queens Co., 1st D.) in 1858 and 1859, and a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) in 1860 and 1861.

He was buried at the Lawrence Burying Ground in Bay Side.

Assemblyman Solomon Townsend (1746–1811) was his grandfather; State Senator Samuel Townsend (d. 1790) was his great-grandfather.


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New York Assembly
Preceded by
David R. Floyd-Jones
New York State Assembly
Queens County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Stephen Taber
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Joshua B. Smith
New York State Senate
1st District

Succeeded by
Monroe Henderson