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Charles B. Lawrence

Previous Illinois Supreme Court Justice

Charles B. Lawrence was born on December 17, 1820 in Vergennes, Vermont. He received his degree at Union College in 1841. He served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 10th circuit from 1861 until his election to the Illinois Supreme Court in July 1864. He served on the high court until June 1873, during which time he served as chief justice from 1870 - 1873. Judge Lawrence died on April 9, 1883, in Decatur, Alabama.