Peter Laurie

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For the American actor, see Peter Lorre.

Sir Peter Laurie (3 March 1778 – 3 December 1861) was a British politician who served as Lord Mayor of London.

He was appointed Sheriff of the City of London for 1823 and elected Lord Mayor for 1832. From 1838 until his death, he was Chairman of the Union Bank. He also worked as a saddler, who supplied saddles for the Indian army, and wrote two books on prison reform. He was knighted in 1824.[1]

See also[edit]

  • The Chimes, a Dickensian parody of Laurie's political positions.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 18017. p. 580. 10 April 1824. Retrieved 23 December 2009.