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William T. Lawrence

Cashier, Merchant Savings Bank Checks

Centurion, 1884–1893

Full Name William Thomas Lawrence

Born 19 August 1830 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 1 October 1893 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, New York

Proposed by John H. Gourlie and Worthington Whittredge

Elected 1 November 1884 at age fifty-four

Century Memorial

William T. Lawrence, who was one of our most esteemed members, was a son of Senator [John L.] Lawrence, the Minister to Sweden in the time of Madison, and a worthy representative of an old and distinguished New York family. He was a great favorite here; and in the old Club House was one of the most frequent habitués of the Club. Always a welcome addition to any circle, his kindly, helpful nature endeared him to a host of friends, which included nearly our entire membership.

Henry E. Howland
1894 Century Association Yearbook