Herbert Lawson was an American chemist.
Lawson was born in 1905 in New York City. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Tufts University.
Throughout his career, Lawson worked on the development of batteries. During World War II, he worked for Section T of the Office of Scientific Research and Development at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and at Johns Hopkins University. During his time there, he worked as a research chemist developing the electrochemical phase of the battery used in the proximity fuze. For his efforts during the war, Lawson received a certificate of merit from the Office of Scientific Research and Development, the Naval Ordnance Development Award, and the Army-Navy Certificate of Appreciation.
After the war, Lawson worked at the Zenith Radio Corporation, was the president of the Beacon Battery Company, and was the owner of the McAllen Battery Company. He also worked as a research chemist at the Aerojet-General Corporation.