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Edward LUCAS

(1780-1858)

LUCAS, Edward, (brother of William Lucas), a Representative from Virginia; born near Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), October 20, 1780; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1809; served in the War of 1812 as first lieutenant and acting captain; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Shepherdstown until 1818; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State house of delegates 1819-1822, 1830, and 1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; resumed mercantile pursuits; served as military storekeeper of ordnance at the Harpers Ferry Armory from May 12, 1847, until his death at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now West Virginia), March 4, 1858; interment in the Harper Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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