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Associate Justice Lucius Q. C. Lamar Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR
Born: September 17, 1825 in Eatonton, Georgia
Died: January 23, 1893 in Vineville, Georgia
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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893), who served as a U.S. Representative from Mississippi from 1857-1860 and from 1873-1877, drafted the Mississippi ordinance of secession in 1861. During the Civil War, Lamar 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), Lamar was nominated by President Cleveland to be an 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. Lamar served until his death in 1893.   

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