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John Lawson-A Man of Influence

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John Lawson, surveyor and explorer of North Carolina, had close ties with New Bern and its founder, Baron von Graffenried. He guided the first settlers to the city's site and later assisted the baron in laying out the city and negotiating with the Indians. Lawson was killed by Indians soon after. In New Bern today, a creek, park, street, and bridge bear his name.