John Laird Mair Lawrence
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Born in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Born on 4th of March 1811
Died on 27th of June 1879

Lawrence was educated at the East India Company College before beginning his career in India in Delhi. He was a magistrate and tax collector there, then commissioner and lieutenant governor of the Punjab, where his benevolent regime saw reforms to land law and other measures that benefitted the under-classes. Loved by the Sikhs and with great personal prestige throughout the Punjab he is credited with preventing the Indian Mutiny from spreading, and led the recapture of Delhi. After a period in England he served as Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869, resisting pressures to expand British rule in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. He was made a baronet in 1858, and a peer in 1869.

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