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Thomas W. Lawson

Businessperson from United States of America

Thomas William Lawson (February 26, 1857 - February 8, 1925) was an American businessman and author. A highly controversial Boston stock promoter, he is known for both his efforts to promote reforms in the stock markets and the fortune he amassed for himself through highly dubious stock manipulations. The Scituate, Massachusetts Historical Society proclaimed 2007 the "Year of Thomas W. Lawson" in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Lawson's birth. Thomas William Lawson was born February 26, 1857 at Charlestown, Massachusetts. Lawson ran away from home to become a clerk in a Boston bank, and soon began speculating in stocks. He was a principal mover in the promotion of companies trying to establish the small town of Grand Rivers, Kentucky as a major steel-producing city. Lawson specialized in shares of copper-mining companies, which were then a staple of the Boston stock market, and became a multimillionaire during the copper boom of the late 1890s. He built the lavish estate called Dreamwold in Scituate, Massachusetts. The site's most spectacular building is known locally as the Lawson Tower, also called Grampy's Tower by children, a water tower with a shingled outer shell and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Thomas Lawson
Date of birth
1857-02-26
Place of birth
Charlestown
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Novelist, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Death

Date of death
1925-02-08
Place of death
Boston

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