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Lawrence Stephen (died 2006) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.

Lawrence Stephen

Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Anetan
In office
February 25, 1971 – November 12, 1977
Preceded byPaul Asa Diema
Succeeded byBucky Ika
In office
December 8, 1980 – December 8, 1986
Preceded byRoy Degoregore
Succeeded byRuby Dediya
In office
November 16, 1992 – November 26, 1995
Preceded byRuby Dediya
Succeeded byRuby Dediya
Personal details
NationalityNauru Nauruan
ChildrenMarcus Stephen


Political roleEdit

Lawrence Stephen served as a Member of the Parliament of Nauru from 1971 to 1977.

He subsequently served a second period as a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986, as well as a third period from 1992 to 1995.

Role in sportEdit

He was involved for many years with the Nauru National Olympic Committee, and served as its General Secretary.


One of Nauru's aspiring sportsmen during this period was his son Marcus Stephen who became a champion weightlifter, before embarking on a political career. He became President of Nauru in 2007.

See alsoEdit