Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar

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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Seat #4
Position:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Grover Cleveland
Active:   1/16/1888 - 1/23/1893
Preceded by:   William Burnham Woods
Succeeded by:   Howell Edmunds Jackson
Personal History
Born:   September 17, 1825
Hometown:   Eatonton, GA
Deceased:   January 23, 1893
Undergraduate:   Emory College, 1845
Law School:   Read law, 1847
Military service:   Confederate Army, 1861-1862, 1863-1865

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1888 after a nomination from President Grover Cleveland. Lamar served until his death on January 23, 1893. Prior to joining the court, he was the United States Secretary of the Interior. [1]

Lamar was one of six justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Cleveland, though only four were confirmed. He served during The Waite Court and The Fuller Court.[2]

Early life and education

Lamar received an undergraduate degree from Emory College in 1845. He received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Military service

From 1861 to 1865, Lamar served in the Confederate Army. He was in the Third Army Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, in the Nineteenth Mississippi Regiment, and as a Special Confederate Commissioner to Russia.[1]

Professional career

  • 1885-1888: United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1877-1885: United States Senator from Mississippi
  • 1873-1877: United States Representative from Mississippi
  • 1865-1870: President, University of Mississippi
  • 1865-1873: Attorney in private practice, Oxford, Mississippi
  • 1861: President, University of Mississippi
  • 1857-1860: United States Representative from Mississippi
  • 1855-1857: Attorney in private practice, Oxford, Mississippi
  • 1855-1857: President, University of Mississippi
  • 1853-1855: Attorney in private practice, Macon, Georgia
  • 1853: Member, Georgia State Legislature
  • 1852-1853: Attorney in private practice, Covington, Georgia
  • 1849-1852: Attorney in private practice, Oxford, Mississippi
  • 1849-1852: President, University of Mississippi
  • 1847-1849: Attorney in private practice, Covington, Georgia[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Lamar was nominated by President Grover Cleveland on December 6, 1887, to a seat vacated by Justice William Burnham Woods. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1888, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on January 23, 1893.[1] He was succeeded to the post by Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Burnham Woods
Supreme Court
1888–1893
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Howell Edmunds Jackson