John Laurance (1750-1810)

John Laurance (1750-1810)
John Laurance (1750-1810)
Title
John Laurance (1750-1810)
Date 
1792
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (9.5 x 7.9 cm)
Credit Line 
Gift of J. L. and G. C. McWhorter
Object Number 
1886.2
Gallery Label 
Born in Cornwall, England, Laurance came to America in 1767 and five years later was admitted to the bar. In 1775 he was commissioned in the First New York Regiment and two years later was appointed judge advocate general on the staff of General George Washington. After the war he served successively as New York state senator, New York's representative to the first U.S. Congress, and from 1796 to 1800 as U.S. senator from New York. This miniature was a gift to the Society from his grandsons.
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Creative: Tronvig Group