in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Insurance; Journalism. 734 words.
Lawson, James (09 November 1799–24 March 1880), editor, author, and insurance broker, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Lawson, a merchant. His mother’s identity is not known....