Henry F. Lawrence

Henry Franklin Lawrence ( born January 31, 1868 Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana; † January 12, 1950 in Cameron, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1923 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Shortly after his birth came Henry Lawrence with his parents to Missouri, where he attended the public schools, including the high school and the Stanberry Normal School. Then he moved to Cameron, Missouri, where he worked in the banking industry. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1907 and 1911, Lawrence worked as an administrative clerk in Daviess County; 1914 to 1918 he was mayor of Cameron.

In the congressional elections of 1920 he was in the third electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded Jacob L. Milligan took on 4 March 1921 that he had beaten in the election. Since he lost to Milligan in the elections of 1922, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1923. In 1924, Lawrence was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, was nominated to the President Calvin Coolidge for re-election. Later he worked for the Ministry of Finance of the State of Missouri. Henry Lawrence died on January 12, 1950 in Cameron. He was married to Jessie Lee Lawson (1870-1958), with whom he had two children.