John Lawrence

British Viceroy of India (1811-1879)

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.

Statue in Waterloo Place, London

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