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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR - SIGNATURE(S) - DOCUMENT 36553

 
LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR
Signature of the Confederate Army Lieutenant Colonel who later became the first Southerner and Democrat to join the Supreme Court since the Civil War.
Signature: "L.Q.C. Lamar/J.S.C.U.S.", 4x2½ card. Former U.S. Congressman Lamar drafted the Mississippi ordinance of secession in 1861. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army as Lieutenant Colonel until 1862, when he entered the diplomatic service of the Confederacy and was sent on a special mission to Russia, France and England. Later a U.S. Senator (1877-1885) and Secretary of the Interior (1885-1888), he was nominated by President Cleveland for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Confirmed by the Senate after a close vote, he was the first Southerner and Democrat to join the Court since the Civil War. He served until his death in 1893. Lightly toned below signature. Mounting paper remnant on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.


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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR
Born: September 17, 1825 in Eatonton, Georgia
Died: January 23, 1893 in Vineville, Georgia





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