Ian Lawrence

New Zealand mayor
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Ian William Lawrence CBE (1937 – 8 March 2019) was an Australian-born New Zealand lawyer and politician. He was the Mayor of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, from 1983 to 1986. Lawrence was born in Sydney, New South Wales. He was a member of the conservative Wellington Citizens' Association.

Lawrence was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to local government and the community.[1]

Lawrence died in Jerusalem on 8 March 2019 from stomach cancer. He was 82.[2]


  1. London Gazette (supplement), No. 52768, 30 December 1991. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. "Former mayor of Wellington Ian Lawrence dies". Retrieved 10 March 2019.