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date: 25 February 2020

Lawrence, Williamlocked

(30 May 1850–06 November 1941)
  • Donald S. Armentrout

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Lawrence, William (30 May 1850–06 November 1941), Episcopal bishop, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Amos Adams Lawrence, a merchant and businessman, and Sarah Elizabeth Appleton. He was raised in an atmosphere of wealth and tolerance. His father served as treasurer for the New England Emigrant Aid Company, a group formed to recruit families to settle in Kansas and vote for a free state as against a slave state. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1871 and continued there for another year to study history. In 1869 he met ...

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