Thomas W. Lawson Novelist

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 26th, 1857
United States of America
Date of death
February 8th, 1925 at age of 67
Place of death
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Places lived
Cambridge , Massachusetts
pop. 107,289 (2013)

Written work

1.Friday, the Thirteenth

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1907. at London


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