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James H. Lucas

Other Name:
James Hunt Lucas
November 12, 1800
November 9, 1873
Later Residences:
St. Louis, MO
Arkansas Territory
Marie Desruisseaux Lucas (May 1832)
Biographical Notes:
James H. Lucas was born in May of 1800 to John B. Lucas and Anne Sebin Lucas. Lucas attended the College of St. Thomas, in Nelson County, Kentucky. In 1817 he went from that state to New Hampshire and later studied law in New York. In 1819 he returned to St. Louis and started by boat for South America, but changed his plans and tarried for a time at Arkansas Post and at Little Rock, reading law in both places and supporting himself by setting type for the Arkansas Gazette and in operating the ferry. He afterward rode the circuit in the practice of his profession, and his growing capacities and powers won to him public attention and led to his selection for honors both within and without the strict path of his profession.

In 1820 he was appointed major of the militia by Governor ...
Additional Notes:
It was believed he attended the Litchfield Law School, but he did not.

Other Education:
Attended St. Thomas College (Dominican Foundation) in Kentucky.
Morris Academy

Profession / Service
Business; Political Office
Political Party:
State Posts:
State Senator (MO) 1844-1848

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
It was once believed he attend the Law School, but he did not.
Secondary Sources:
Stevens, Walter Barlow. Centennial History of Missouri.St. Louis, MO: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921.
John Baptiste Charles Lucas Family Papers (1754-1943) Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis. ALS Lucas, William to Lucas, John Baptiste Charles, box 9 March 6, 1818 and March 15, 1818

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