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Matthew Lawler
Birth: Jan. 1, 1755
Death: Jul. 14, 1831
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Philadelphia Mayor. He served as Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1801 to 1805, being elected by the city's council to four one year terms. Considered a hero of the American Revolution, he was a commander of the successful privateers "Holker" and "Ariel" against the British. In 1803, Mayor Lawler was one of the founders of the Philadelphia Bank. He was active in an organization called the Society of Friends of the People (aka "New School Democrats"), a middle-class movement advocating a market economy and manufacturing. He himself was a sugar refiner. In 1807 Lawler was part of a committee that protested the British firing on the "USS Chesapeake" by the British warship "HMS Leopard". After settling in Cincinnati, Ohio later in life, he died there in 1831 and was first interred in the Episcopal Burial Ground. In 1847 he and the remains of his wife were re-interred in the newly-formed Spring Grove Cemetery. The records of the cemetery spell his name as "Mathew" but most historical references spell it as "Matthew." (bio by: MJB1312) 
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  Ann Bevan Lawler (1761 - 1835)*
  Davis Bevan Lawler (1786 - 1869)*
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Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden LN, Section 45, Lot 49, Space 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MJB1312
Record added: Dec 01, 2008
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 Added: Jul. 14, 2016
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 Added: Jun. 30, 2016
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