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William Vincent LUCAS


LUCAS, William Vincent, a Representative from South Dakota; born near Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., July 3, 1835; attended the common schools; moved to Bremer County, Iowa, in 1856 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in the Fourteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry; promoted to captain in 1863; treasurer of Bremer County 1866-1872; editor of the Waverly Republican 1872-1876; editor of the Cerro Gordo Republican, Mason City, Iowa, 1876-1883; chief clerk of the Iowa house of representatives 1878-1880; mayor of Mason City, Iowa, in 1879 and 1880; State auditor in 1881 and 1882; declined nomination for reelection; moved to Chamerlain, S.Dak., in 1883 and again engaged in agricultural pursuits; treasurer of Brule County 1888-1890; moved to Hot Springs, S.Dak., in 1890; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; returned to Chamberlain, S.Dak., in 1897; register of the United States land office 1897-1901; moved to Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif., in 1904 and died there on November 10, 1921; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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