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Lucien Coatsworth Gause
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Asa Hodges
Succeeded by Poindexter Dunn
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1836-12-25)December 25, 1836
Wilmington, North Carolina, US
Died November 5, 1880(1880-11-05) (aged 43)
Jacksonport, Arkansas, US
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Ann Page
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Lucien Coatsworth Gause (December 25, 1836 – November 5, 1880) was an American nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Arkansas.


Born near Wilmington, North Carolina, Gause moved to Lauderdale County, Tennessee and studied under a private tutor. He graduated from the University of Virginia, studied law, graduated from Cumberland University and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Jacksonport, Arkansas in 1859.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Confederate Army as a lieutenant and was later promoted to colonel. Gause resumed practicing law in Jacksonport in 1865, was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1866 and was a commissioner to represent the State of Arkansas in Washington, D.C.. He unsuccessfully contested the election of Asa Hodges as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1873 before successfully being elected to the House of Representatives in 1874, serving from 1875 to 1879, not being a candidate for renomination in 1878. Afterwards, Gause resumed practicing law until his death in Jacksonport, Arkansas on November 5, 1880. He was interred in a private cemetery near Jacksonport.

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