(1819 - 1899)Born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, William Lawrence moved to Bellefontaine shortly after graduating from Cincinnati Law School in 1840. Lawrence was prosecuting attorney for Logan County (1845); a member of the Ohio Legislature (1846, 1847, 1849-51, 1854); Judge of the Common Pleas and Third District Court (1857-1864); colonel, Eighty-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War; United States Congressman (1865-1871, 1873-1877); Founder and President of Bellefontaine National Bank (1871); First Comptroller of the United States Treasury (1880-1885); and original owner of Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, Hardin County. Judge Lawrence was instrumental in helping Clara Barton found the American Red Cross and served as its first vice president and chairman of the Executive Board.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Descendants of William Lawrence and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 265693 N 4471507|
|Decimal Degrees||40.36123333, -83.75935000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 21.674', W 83° 45.561'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 21' 40.44" N, 83° 45' 33.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-163 E Columbus Ave, Bellefontaine OH 43311, US|
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