George Henry Lamson

George Henry Lamson (8 September 1852 – 28 April 1882) was an American doctor and murderer.[1]

American physician and murderer

George Henry Lamson
Born (1852-09-08)8 September 1852

Died 28 April 1882(1882-04-28) (aged 29)

Nationality American
Relatives Robert Schuyler (grandfather)
Awards Legion of Honour

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Lamson was born on 8 September 1852. He was the son of Julia Wood Schuyler and Rev. William Orne Lamson (1824–1909), who married in 1850.[1][2]

His maternal grandfather was Robert Schuyler (1798–1855), himself the son of U.S. RepresentativePhilip Jeremiah Schuyler, the brother of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and brother-in-law of Alexander Hamilton. His uncle was Robert Sands Schuyler (1830–1895), a prominent New York architect.[1] In 1881, his father was minister of the American community’s church in Florence.

Lamson fought during the Franco-Prussian War with the French Ambulance Corps during the 1871 siege of Paris, receiving a Legion of Honour for his work.[3]

In his early career he had been a volunteer surgeon in Romania and Serbia, and decorated for his work. He returned to England, married (in 1878) and set up in medical practice in fashionable Bournemouth. Living beyond his means, and with his medical practice faring poorly, the morphine addiction he had acquired during his overseas service came to dominate his life and his financial situation grew desperate, with creditors pressing for payment of bills, cheques bouncing and his bank refusing further credit.[1]

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