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John Lawrence

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Statue in Waterloo Place, London

Sir John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, GCB, GCSI, PC (4 March 1811 – 27 June 1879), better known as Lawrence of the Punjab was a famous British colonial officer, administrator and statesman in British India. He had the distinction of serving as the Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab and later Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869. He was the younger brother of Sir Henry Lawrence.

The Lawrence Gardens, Lahore (now renamed Bagh i Jinnah) were originally named after John Lawrence.