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James Lawson was the Church of Scotland minister who succeeded John Knox at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. Lawson's great educational achievement was the founding of the University of Edinburgh. He may be said to have been its principal promoter, and its best and wisest friend during the first year of its history, 1583.James Lawson was a fellow-student at St Andrews with Andrew Melville in 1559, having been educated gratuitously by Andrew Simson, the celebrated master of the school of Perth. The Countess of Crawford appointed him tutor to her son, with whom he travelled on the continent. In 1568, on his return, he obtained an appointment to teach Hebrew in the New College of St Andrews. In 1569 he was presented to the office of sub-principal of the University of Aberdeen. In 1572 he succeeded John Knox as minister of Edinburgh. He was Moderator of the Assembly which met at Dundee in 1580. In May 1584 he was obliged to flee to England for his opposition to the Black Acts. He died in London on the 12 October of the same year. His funeral was widely attended. James Lawson was a strenuous supporter both of the High School and the University of Edinburgh.

James Lawson
Knox leaving St Giles' after inducting Lawson[1]
Personal details
Born1538
Died1584
minister of St Machar's (Old Machar)
In office
1569 – 9 November 1572[2]
minister of St. Giles' Cathedral
In office
9 November 1572 – 1584[3]
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
In office
12 July 1580 at Dundee[4] – close
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As a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, he was known for his peaceful techniques.

James Lawson Family life

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He grew up in Massillon, Ohio.

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James Lawson Before Fame

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After serving fourteen months in prison for refusing to report for the draft in 1951, he traveled to India to study nonviolent protests.

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He followed Mahatma Gandhi 's nonviolent principles known as satyagraha.

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● James Lawson was born on September 22, 1928 (age 93) in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
● He is a celebrity civil rights leader
● He attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School (1958–1960)



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