Lawrence Stephen

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The Honourable
Lawrence Stephen
Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Anetan
In office
February 25, 1971 – November 12, 1977
Preceded by Paul Asa Diema
Succeeded by Bucky Ika
In office
December 8, 1980 – December 8, 1986
Preceded by Roy Degoregore
Succeeded by Ruby Dediya
In office
November 16, 1992 – November 26, 1995
Preceded by Ruby Dediya
Succeeded by Ruby Dediya
Personal details
Died 2006
Nationality Nauru Nauruan
Children Marcus Stephen
Religion Christian

Lawrence Stephen (died 2006) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.

Political role[edit]

Lawrence Stephen served as a Member of the Parliament of Nauru from 1971 to 1977.

He subsequently served a second period as a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986, as well as a third period from 1992 to 1995.

Role in sport[edit]

He was involved for many years with the Nauru National Olympic Committee, and served as its General Secretary.


One of Nauru's aspiring sportsmen during this period was his son Marcus Stephen who became a champion weightlifter, before embarking on a political career. He became President of Nauru in 2007.

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