Philip Kissick Lawrence
Philip Kissick Lawrence (died May 19, 1841) was a United States federal judge.
Lawrence's date of birth is unknown, but he was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana prior to 1837, and was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was an editor of the New Orleans Morning Post from 1835 to 1836, and a U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Louisiana in 1837.
On September 6, 1837, Lawrence was nominated by President Martin Van Buren to a jointly held seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Samuel H. Harper. Lawrence was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12, 1837, and received his commission the same day. He served until his death, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Philip Kissick Lawrence at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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