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us: Lucas, Scott Wike, 1892-1968

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        (naf) Cass County (Ill.)
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        (naf) Rocky Mount (N.C.)
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 19350103
        • Affiliation End: 19390103
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 19390103
        • Affiliation End: 19510103
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        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Legislators--United States
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        • found: Eye of the storm, 2000: t.p. (Scott W. Lucas) p. i (Scott W. Lucas; U.S. Senator, 1939-1951; Senate Majority Leader, 1949-1951) p. 9, etc. (Scott Wide Lucas; b. Feb. 19, 1892, Cass Co., Ill.; d. Feb. 22, 1968, Rocky Mount, N.C.)
        • found: LC database, Dec. 4, 2002 (hdg.: Lucas, Scott Wike, 1892-1968)
        • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, October 3, 2013 (Lucas, Scott Wike (1892-1968); a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born on a farm near Chandlerville, Cass County, Ill., February 19, 1892; attended the public schools and graduated from the law department of Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington in 1914; admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice at Havana, Ill.; during the First World War served as an enlisted man and later as a lieutenant in the United States Army; State's attorney of Mason County, 1920-1925; chairman of State Tax Commission, 1933-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1938 and reelected in 1944 and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950; Democratic whip, 1947-1949; majority leader, 1949-1951; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses); engaged in the practice of law in Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C.; died en route to Florida at Rocky Mount, N.C., February 22, 1968)
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