Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence

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Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence

Death: Died in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Bayside, Queens, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Lawrence and Harriet Lawrence
Husband of Maria C Lawrence; Lydia A Lawrence and Rachel A Lawrence
Brother of Ester P Post; Harriet Lawrence; Phebe Lawrence; Richard Lawrence; Joseph Lawrence and 1 other

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence

Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence (February 28, 1791 – February 20, 1861) was a politician from New York. He became the first popularly elected Mayor of New York City after the law was changed in 1834. He was born in Flushing, New York on February 28, 1791. Lawrence attended the public schools and moved to New York City in 1812, he engaged in mercantile pursuits. He had a son, James O. Lawrence.

Lawrence was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1833, to May 14, 1834, when he resigned, becoming mayor of New York (1834–1837). He also served as director in several banks and trust companies and Collector of the Port of New York (1845–1849).

Lawrence died in Flushing on February 20, 1861. He was interred in the family burying ground in Bayside, New York.

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Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence's Timeline

February 28, 1791
February 20, 1861
Age 69
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
Bayside, Queens, New York, United States