Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893

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Lawyer of Georgia and later Mississippi, U.S. congressman from Mississippi, member of President Cleveland's cabinet, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of L. Q. C. Lamar papers, 1864-1874 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24095749

Resident of Oxford (Lafayette County), Miss.

From the description of Letter and Clipping, 1875-1887. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32452483

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) was a lawyer of Georgia and later Mississippi; United States congressman from Mississippi, 1873-1885; member of President Grover Cleveland's cabinet; and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1888-1893.

From the guide to the L. Q. C. Lamar Papers, ., 1864-1874, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Congressman and senator from Mississippi, U.S. secretary of the Interior, associate justice of the Supreme Court.

From the description of ALS : Oxford, Miss., to Charles Jones Jenkins, 1874 Oct. 23. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586096

L.Q.C. Lamar was a member of the U.S. Congress for Mississippi from (1857-1860, 1872-1876) and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1876. In 1885 President Cleveland appointed him Secretary of the Interior, and in 1887 he was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served until his death.

From the description of Letters to L.Q.C. Lamar, 1877-1884. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236236670

American lawyer, politician, and Supreme Court justice.

From the description of Papers, 1854-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122367860

Jurist, educator, U.S. senator and representative from Mississippi, U.S. secretary of the interior, and U.S. and Confederate army officer.

From the description of Letter of L. Q. C. Lamar, 1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014867

Born near Eatonton, Georgia in 1825, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar graduated from Emory College in Georgia in 1845. Admitted to the bar in 1847, he moved to Oxford, Mississippi two years later to practice law and served one year as the professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi. Lamar returned to Georgia in 1852 and became a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives a year later. In 1855, he returned to Mississippi where he served as a U.S. Representative from that state from 1857 to 1860. Lamar retired from Congress to become a member of the Mississippi Secession Convention, and he drafted the state's Ordinance of Secession. During the Civil War, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army until 1862 when Jefferson Davis appointed him as Confederate minister to Russia and special envoy to England and France. After the war, Lamar returned to Mississippi to practice law and served as the professor of metaphysics, social science, and law at the University of Mississippi. He also served as a member of Mississippi constitutional conventions in 1865, 1868, 1875, 1877, and 1881. In 1873, Lamar became the first Democrat from Mississippi to sit in the U.S. House of Representatives since the Civil War. In 1877, he became the first former high-ranking Confederate to sit in the U.S. Senate. Lamar possessed a talent for reconciliation and compromise. In 1874, he delivered a memorable eulogy for Radical Republican Charles Sumner in which he urged an end to sectional bitterness. Lamar also proved significant in brokering the Compromise of 1877 in which Republican Rutherford B. Hayes became president despite Democrat Samuel Tilden receiving the majority of popular votes and a seeming majority of the Electoral College. In 1885, President Grover Cleveland appointed Lamar as Secretary of the Interior, and two years later nominated the sixty-three year old to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lamar died of a heart attack in January 1893. His body rests in St. Peter's Cemetery in Oxford, Mississippi.

From the description of L.Q.C. Lamar Collection, circa 1865-1887. (University of Mississippi). WorldCat record id: 370456523

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referencedIn Walter, Harvey Washington, 1819-1878. Harvey Washington Walter papers, 1849-1899 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. J. M. Mason papers, 1838-1870 (bulk 1862-1865). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. Papers, 1854-1918. American Primers
referencedIn McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to L.Q.C. Lamar, n.p., 1885 July 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Coxe, Harriet. Papers of the Dinwiddie Family [manuscript], 1846-1937. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Papers, 1836-1937. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. Letter : Springfield, Ill., to L.Q.C. Lamar, n.p., 1885 July 2. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887. Papers of Daniel and Mary Margaretta Manning, 1885-1921. Library of Congress
referencedIn Campbell Family Papers, 1781-1938 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf L. Q. C. Lamar Papers, ., 1864-1874 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Green, Benjamin H.,. Papers of the Green family of Georgia [manuscript] 1859 (1861-66) 1904. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. Letters to L.Q.C. Lamar, 1877-1884. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. ALS : Oxford, Miss., to Charles Jones Jenkins, 1874 Oct. 23. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn P. Phillips Family Papers, 1832-1914 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. Pamphlet collection, 1788-1902. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Grover Cleveland Papers, 1743-1945, (bulk 1885-1908) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. Letter of L. Q. C. Lamar, 1888. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898. Thomas F. Bayard papers, 1780-1899 (bulk 1860-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus. Letter and Clipping, 1875-1887. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. L. Q. C. Lamar papers, 1864-1874 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn J. M. Mason Papers, 1838-1870, (bulk 1862-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877. Letters of Albert Taylor Bledsoe [manuscript] 1858-1875. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. Papers Lamar (L.Q.C.) and Edward Mayes papers Aug. 14, 1854-Apr. 17, 1918. Purdue University Library
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. Autograph : n.p., 1860 Mar. 7. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893. L.Q.C. Lamar Collection, circa 1865-1887. University of Mississippi
referencedIn Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). Library of Congress
referencedIn Longstreet, David Wendel. Longstreet - Hinton Family Papers, 1844-1955 (bulk 1850-1895). University of Mississippi
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Geological Survey. 1839 - 2008. Portraits of Agency Personnel
referencedIn Phillips, P. (Philip), 1807-1884. Family papers of P. Phillips, 1832-1914. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Confederate States of America Records, 1854-1889, (bulk 1861-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Grover Cleveland papers, 1743-1945 (bulk 1885-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Confederate States of America. Confederate States of America records, 1854-1889 (bulk 1861-1865). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1784-1886 (bulk 1850-1883). Library of Congress
creatorOf Brady, James Dennis, 1843-1900. Letters and clippings of James Dennis Brady [manuscript] 1859-(1900)-1948. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1784-1886, (bulk 1850-1883) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas F. Bayard Papers, 1780-1899, (bulk 1860-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Berry, N. M. person
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correspondedWith Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. person
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associatedWith Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898. person
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associatedWith Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. person
correspondedWith Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. person
associatedWith Hinton, Richard J. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883, person
associatedWith Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887. person
associatedWith Manning, Vannoy Hartrog, 1839-1892. person
correspondedWith Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. person
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correspondedWith Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. person
associatedWith Trescot, William Henry, 1822-1898. person
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associatedWith Walter, Harvey Washington, 1819-1878. person
associatedWith Walthall, Edward C. (Edward Cary), 1831-1898. person
associatedWith Wharton, Jack. person
associatedWith Williams, James, fl. 1864. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Confederate States of America
Vicksburg (Miss.)
United States
Mississippi
United States
Oxford (Miss.)
Mississippi
Mississippi
United States
Mississippi
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Cattle--Breeding
Autographs
Cotton--Prices
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Families--Social life and customs
Polticians--History--Sources
Occupation
Army officers
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Mississippi
Educators
Jurists
Senators, U.S. Congress--Mississippi
Cabinet officers
Army officers, Confederate
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Birth 1825-09-17

Death 1893-01-23

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