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Date: 1/18/2005 at 13:58:56

Biography reproduced from page 549 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

George J. Lawson, son of John and Mary (Curren) Lawson, was born near Oconomowoc, Dodge Co., Wis., Dec. 9, 1856. When seven years of age, his parents moved to Tama Co., Iowa, where his father purchased a farm. In the spring of 1877, Mr. Lawson came to Wesley, Kossuth county. In 1881 he formed a partnership with H. McCutchin, and went into the general merchandise business, which business he still continues. Mr. Lawson is a republican, in politics. In 1882 he was elected town clerk of Wesley township. Mr. Lawson is a member of the I. O. G. T., of Wesley. He was appointed postmaster of Wesley Feb. 25, 1880, and was still postmaster in 1884.


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