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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar

Biography of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Lamar
  • First Name: Lucius
  • Middle Name: Quintus Cincinnatus
  • Date of Birth: September , 17 , 1825
  • Place of Birth (POB): Eatonton , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: January , 23 , 1893
  • Place of Death (POD): Macon , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Grover Cleveland ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/06/1887
  • Seat vacated by: Woods , William B.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/12/1887
  • Committee action: Reported Unfavorably
  • Committee action date: 01/10/1888
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 32/28
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/16/1888
  • Commission Date: 01/16/1888
  • Date of Termination: 01/23/1893
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar in the Law School

  • Name of School: Emory College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1845

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1847

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar Career Path


  • Private practice, Covington, Georgia, 1847-1849
  • President, University of Mississippi, 1849-1852
  • Professor, University of Mississippi, 1849-1852, 1855-1857, 1861, 1865-1870
  • Private practice, Oxford, Mississippi, 1849-1852, 1855-1857, 1865-1873
  • Private practice, Covington, Georgia, 1852-1853
  • State representative, Georgia, 1853
  • Private practice, Macon, Georgia, 1853-1855
  • U.S. representative from Mississippi, 1857-1860, 1873-1877
  • Confederate Army lieutenant colonel, Nineteenth Mississippi Regiment, 1861-1862
  • Special Confederate commissioner to Russia, 1862-1863
  • Confederate Army judge advocate, Third Army Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1863-1865
  • U.S. senator from Mississippi, 1877-1885
  • Secretary of the Interior, 1885-1888
  • Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Fifth Circuit, January 23, 1888-January 23, 1893


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Allotment as Circuit Justice

Bachelor of ArtsReported Unfavorably

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