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Lawyer

William Beach Lawrence, American lawyer. member of commission to compile code of international law; member Rhode Island constitutional Convention, 1853.

Background

Lawrence, William Beach was born on October 23, 1800 in New York City. Son of Isaac and Cornelia (Beach) Lawrence.

Education

Graduate Columbia, 1818. Studied Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School, 1821-1823. 1st recipient Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), University State New York.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Brown U.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, circa 1820. Appointed secretary of legation, London, England., 1826, charge d’affaires, 1827. Vice president New York History Science, 1836-1845.

Lieutenant governor Rhode Island, 1851, acting governor, 1852. Member of commission to compile code of international law. Member Rhode Island constitutional Convention, 1853.

Lecturer international law Columbian U., Washington, District of Columbia, 1872-1873. An original member Institute of Law of Nations. Author: Law of Charitable Uses, 1845.

Visitation and Search, 1858. Commentaire sur les elements du droit international, 9 vols., 1868-1880. Editor: Wheaton’s Elements of International Law.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Law of Charitable Uses, 1845. Visitation and Search, 1858. Commentaire sur les elements du droit international, 9 vols., 1868-1880.

      Editor: Wheaton’s Elements of International Law.

Membership

Member of commission to compile code of international law. Member Rhode Island constitutional Convention, 1853.

Connections

Married Esther Gracie, May 19, 1821.

father:
Isaac Lawrence

mother:
Cornelia (Beach) Lawrence

spouse:
Esther Gracie