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lawyer

John Strachan Lawrence, American lawyer. member Grand Rapids Police and Fire Commn; member Grand Rapids Library Commn.

Background

Lawrence, John Strachan was born on April 15, 1849 in Waterford, New York, United States. Son of John and Cornelia Frances (Porter) Lawrence.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1871. Unmarried.

Career

Began practice of law, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1879. Standing master in chancery, United States Circuit and District Court Justices, since 1887. Nat. bank receiver, 1888, 93, 96.

Delegate-at-large National Democratic Convention (gold), 1896. Member Grand Rapids Police and Fire Commission, 1905-1907 (president 1906-1907). Member Grand Rapids Library Commission, 1907-1915 (president 1909-1912), Grand Rapids Historical Society (president since 1921).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Descendants of Moses and Sarah Kilham Porter and Their Ancestry, 1911.

Membership

Member Grand Rapids Police and Fire Commn. Member Grand Rapids Library Commn.

Connections

father:
John Lawrence

mother:
Cornelia Frances (Porter) Lawrence