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1 City (1990 pop. 26,763), Marion co., central Ind., a residential suburb of Indianapolis, on the West Fork of the White River. It has light manufacturing.

2 City (1990 pop. 65,608), seat of Douglas co., NE Kans., on the Kansas River; inc. 1858. Although agricultural trade is economically important, the city's major employer is the Univ. of Kansas. There is also commercial printing and the manufacture of medical, construction, and communications equipment; feeds; fertilizers; chemicals; textiles; asphalt; and paper products. Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid CompanyEmigrant Aid Company,
organization formed in 1854 to promote organized antislavery immigration to the Kansas territory from the Northeast. Eli Thayer conceived the plan as early as Feb.
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. The political center of the free-staters, it was actually, though not legally, capital for a short time after 1857. Lawrence was an important stop on the Underground RailroadUnderground Railroad,
in U.S. history, loosely organized system for helping fugitive slaves escape to Canada or to areas of safety in free states. It was run by local groups of Northern abolitionists, both white and free blacks.
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 and the base for many Abolitionist organizations. In 1856 a proslavery raid on the town instigated the retaliatory Pottawatomie killings by John BrownBrown, John,
1800–1859, American abolitionist, b. Torrington, Conn. He spent his boyhood in Ohio. Before he became prominent in the 1850s, his life had been a succession of business failures in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York.
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. In 1863 the town was again sacked and burned by William QuantrillQuantrill, William Clarke
, 1837–65, Confederate guerrilla leader, b. Canal Dover (now Dover), Ohio. In the Civil War his band of guerrillas was active in Missouri and Kansas. He was given the rank of captain in the Confederate army. On Aug.
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. The Plymouth Congregational Church there was the first church built (1854) by settlers in Kansas. Lawrence is also the seat of the Haskell Indian Nations Univ. (1884).

3 City (1990 pop. 70,207), a seat of Essex co., NE Mass., on the Merrimack River; settled 1655, set off from Andover and Methuen 1847, inc. as a city 1853. It is a port of entry. Textiles, clothing, electrical equipment, athletic shoes, and rubber and paper products are manufactured. High-technology industries in the area also contribute to Lawrence's economy. Boston capitalists laid out an industrial town there in 1845 and built a granite dam on the Merrimack River. They also built mills and workers' dwellings, which were soon crowded with laborers, mainly from Europe, and Lawrence became one of the world's greatest centers for woolen textiles. Several disastrous events have occurred there—the collapse and burning of the Pemberton Mill in 1860, when over 500 trapped workers were killed or injured; the tornado of 1890; and the protracted labor strike by the Industrial Workers of the WorldIndustrial Workers of the World
(IWW), revolutionary industrial union organized in Chicago in 1905 by delegates from the Western Federation of Mines, which formed the nucleus of the IWW, and 42 other labor organizations.
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 in 1912. Leonard BernsteinBernstein, Leonard
, 1918–90, American composer, conductor, and pianist, b. Lawrence, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1939, and Curtis Institute of Music, 1941. A highly versatile musician, he was the composer of symphonic works (the Jeremiah Symphony, 1944;
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 was born there.

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a city in the northeastern USA, in Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River. Population, 67,000 (1970; 232,000 including the neighboring city of Haverhill and their common suburban area). Approximately 40,000 of its inhabitants are employed in industry (about 15,000 in Lawrence). It produces textiles, clothing, leather footwear, radioelectronic equipment, rubber, paper, military hardware, and equipment for the textile and footwear industries.

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1. Saint. died 258 ad, Roman martyr: according to tradition he was roasted to death on a gridiron. Feast day: Aug. 10
2. D(avid) H(erbert). 1885--1930, British novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Many of his works deal with the destructiveness of modern industrial society, contrasted with the beauty of nature and instinct, esp the sexual impulse. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
3. Ernest Orlando. 1901--58, US physicist, who invented the cyclotron (1931): Nobel prize for physics 1939
4. Gertrude. 1898--1952, British actress, noted esp for her roles in comedies such as No?l Coward's Private Lives (1930)
5. Sir Thomas. 1769--1830, British portrait painter
6. T(homas) E(dward), known as Lawrence of Arabia. 1888--1935, British soldier and writer. He took a major part in the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916--18), proving himself an outstanding guerrilla leader. He described his experiences in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926)
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Lawrence is reportedly trying to surpass that deal by a good margin because of the increased salary cap.
Lawrence's sudden death came early Monday morning, 25 March, just a little over a week after the burial of the late Montserrado County Sen.
I am also recognizably drawn to psychobiographical inference and psychanalytical theory to extend the reach of my interpretations and their possible bearing on Lawrence's art, friendships, and marriage.
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You gotta live in the now, Lawrence told the reporter.
The house will remain open to the public until 2pm on the day including a rare opportunity to preview the "maquette" of a proposed life-sized bronze statue of Lawrence of Arabia created by internationally-renowned sculptor David Williams-Ellis.
After the unveiling, the proceedings will move to the nearby former St Mary's Church for the exclusive booklaunch of TE Lawrence and the Red Sea Patrol, by John Johnson Allen, that depicts for the first time the naval involvement in the Lawrence story.
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In a first for Houlihan Lawrence, the Darien and Rowayton offices will remain independently owned and operated.
A59-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in the North East on suspicion of murdering missing university chef Claudia Lawrence.