LAWRENCE, George Van Eman, (1818 - 1904)


LAWRENCE, George Van Eman, (son of Joseph Lawrence), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Washington County, Pa., November 13, 1818; attended the common schools and Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pa.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1844, 1847, 1858, and 1859; served in the State senate 1849-1851 and 1861-1863; presided over the senate in 1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1872; member of the State senate under the new constitution in 1875, 1876, and 1878; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; again served in the State house of representatives 1893-1896; died in Monongahela, Washington County, Pa., October 2, 1904; interment in the City Cemetery.