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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Laws Family History

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Some Famous People with the surname of Laws

Wikipedia Richard John Sinclair Laws, CBE (born 8 August 1935) better known as John Laws or Lawsie, is a former prominent and controversial radio presenter in Australia.
Wikipedia Michael Laws (born 1957) is a New Zealand politician, broadcaster and writer/columnist.
Wikipedia Brian Simon Laws (born 14 October 1961 in Wallsend, England) is manager of Sheffield Wednesday and a former professional footballer.
Wikipedia Gilbert Lafayette Laws (1838 ? April 25, 1907) was a Nebraska Republican politician.
Wikipedia Stuart Laws is an auto racing driver known for racing BMW rear-wheel-drive cars in his native Britain.
Wikipedia Joe Laws (June 16, 1911 - August 1979) was an American football player.
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Wikipedia Graham Laws (born August 17, 1961, Whitley Bay, Northumberland) is an English association football referee who operates in the Football League, and has previously been a fourth official in the Premier League.
Wikipedia Trevor David Laws (born June 14, 1985 in) is an American football defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Pilot Officer Adrian Francis Laws (1912 ? 1940) was born in East Dereham, Norfolk and enlisted in the ranks of the RAF in 1931.

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