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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar


Gender:
Male
Born:
July 15, 1797
Died:
July 4, 1834
Home Town:
Easton, GA
Later Residences:
Milledgeville, GA
Marriage(s):
Sarah Bird Lamar (March 10, 1819)
Biographical Notes:
Lucious Lamar was the son of John and Rebecca Lamar. His father was a thrifty farmer who managed to provide all his children with a common school education. Lamar was the oldest of four sons and spent most of his youth in Putnam County, GA. He never attended college before studying at the Litchfield Law School.

After leaving Litchfield, CT, Lamar returned to Georgia. He opened an office in Milledgeville, GA, however, his legal practice floundered for many years. In 1819, he revised Clayton's Georgia Justice. The following year he compiled Laws of Georgia, 1810 - 1820. This was a significant work of 1,300 pages and many other lawyers obtained a copy for their offices.

In 1821, he became the partner of Joel Crawford when he resumed his legal practice, this time ...
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Additional Notes:
Listed as "Lewis LaMar" on William Samuel Johnson's handwritten list in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society.

Education
Years at LLS:
1817

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Milledgeville, GA in 1818 or 1819
Training with Other Lawyers:
Prior to attending the Litchfield Law School he studied for twelve months in the office of Joel Crawford in Milledgeville, GA.
State Posts:
Judge of the Superior Court for the Ocmulgee Circuit (GA) 1830

Related Objects and Documents
Other:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Houghton, Josiah. LLS Law Notebook 1817-1818, Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Law Institution, Litchfield, Cont. Litchfield Law School collection, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817.., Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863, Box - Johnson Papers.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Miller, Stephen. The Bench and Bar of Georgia: Memoirs and Sketches. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858.

Bonner, James C. Milledgeville: Georgia's Antebellum Capitol. Athens, GA: 1978.

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