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About Edward Lucas, US Congress
Edward Lucas (October 20, 1780 – March 4, 1858) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, merchant and storekeeper from Virginia. He was the brother of William Lucas.
Born near Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia), Lucus attended common schools as a child and went on to graduate from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1809. In the War of 1812, he served as a first lieutenant and acting captain. Afterwards, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia) until 1818. Lucas engaged mercantile pursuits and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1819 to 1822 and again in 1830 and 1831. He was elected a Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1832, serving from 1833 to 1837 and afterward resumed engagements in mercantile pursuits. Lucas served as the military storekeeper of ordnance at the Harpers Ferry Armory from 1847 until his death in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) on March 4, 1858. He was interred there at Harper Cemetery.
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Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia),
Harpers Ferry, Virginia
Harpers Cemetery Harpers Ferry Jefferson County West Virginia