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William Beach Lawrence
Date: 1800 - 1881
Remarks: son Isaac Lawrence; Prosperous lawyer and prominent citizen of Ny in 1820's and 1830's; an expert in International Law; wrote several books on the subject; appointed Secretary of U. S. Legislation at the Court of St. James during President John Quincy Adams tenure; Married Ester Gracie, daughter of Archibald Gracie in 1821; Law partner of Hamilton Fish; Moved to RI in 1850 and was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1851 and served as acting Governor in 1852; Member of N-YHS