Matthew Lawler

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Matthew Lawler (January 1, 1755 – July 14, 1831) was a mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving four one-year terms from 1801 to 1805.

Lawler was active in the American Revolution, in which he commanded privateering ships, including the Holker and later the Ariel.[1]

He served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Bank (later the Philadelphia National Bank, and ultimately CoreStates Financial Corporation) at its organization in 1803.[2][3]

Lawler died in 1831 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was buried at the Episcopal Burial Ground. He and his wife, Ann Bevan Lawler, were reburied in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, in 1847.


  1. ^ Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1895, by Howard Malcolm Jenkins and George Overcash Seilhamer, published by New-York History Company, 1895.
  2. ^ "BANK A CENTURY OLD. The Philadelphia National Will Celebrate Its One Hundredth Anniversary To-day." The New York Times, September 19, 1903.
  3. ^ The Philadelphia National Bank: A Century's Record, 1803-1903, by Joel Cook, published by Philadelphia National Bank, 1903.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Inskeep
Mayor of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
John Inskeep