John Laird Mair Lawrence (1811 - 1879):
Viceroy of India
John Lawrence was educated at Bristol, Foyle College, Derry, Bath and Haileybury. He joined the East India Company in Calcutta in 1830 and served as administrator and magistrate and finally became Chief Commissioner for the Punjab from 1853 to 1857. In 1857, during the Indian Mutiny, he recaptured Delhi from the mutineers. He was Viceroy of India from 1863 to 1869, when he was created first Baron Lawrence of the Punjab and of Grately. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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