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Joseph Rucker Lamar

Lamar, Joseph Rucker (ləmärˈ) [key], 1857–1916, American jurist, b. Elbert co., Ga. He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1878, served (1886–89) in the state legislature, and compiled The Code of the State of Georgia (1896). He served (1904–6) on the state supreme court and was associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1911–16).

See biography by his wife, C. P. Lamar (1926).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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