Luther Lawrence

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Luther Lawrence
2nd Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
1838 – April 17, 1839[1]
Preceded byElisha Bartlett
Succeeded byElisha Huntington
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1830[1]–1830[1]
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives[1][2]
In office
1822–1822
Preceded byJosiah Quincy III
Succeeded byLevi Lincoln, Jr.
Delegate to the
Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1820[1]
In office
1820[1]–1820[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1812[1]–1822[1]
Personal details
BornSeptember 28, 1778[3]
Groton, Massachusetts[3]
DiedApril 17, 1839 (aged 60)
Political partyFederalist Party
Spouse(s)Lucy Bigelow,[3] m. June 2, 1805[3]
Alma materGroton Academy, Harvard College[3]
OccupationAttorney[3]

Luther Lawrence (September 28, 1778 – April 17, 1839) was the Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts (1838–1839). In 1818, Lawrence purchased 25 shares of the Suffolk Bank, a clearinghouse bank on State Street in Boston.[4]

Early life and family[edit]

Lawrence was the son of American Revolutionary, Samuel Lawrence, patriarch of the Lawrence family from Boston. Luther's brothers, William, Abbott, and Amos, all became influential figures in United States history.

Death[edit]

Lawrence died on April 17, 1839 when he fell into a wheel pit while showing a visitor around his mill.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 42
  2. ^ Boston Daily Centinel and Gazette (April 18, 1839), Melancholy Event, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Daily Centinel and Gazette
  3. ^ a b c d e f Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 41
  4. ^ Whitney, David R. (1878), The Suffolk Bank, Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, pp. 4–5
  5. ^ Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 43
Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1822
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Elisha Bartlett
2nd Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts

1838 – April 17, 1839
Succeeded by