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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
January 16, 1888 – January 23, 1893
Nominated by Grover Cleveland
Preceded by William Woods
Succeeded by Howell Jackson
16th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
March 6, 1885 – January 10, 1888
President Grover Cleveland
Preceded by Henry Teller
Succeeded by William Vilas
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 6, 1885
Preceded by James Alcorn
Succeeded by Edward Walthall
Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Speaker Michael C. Kerr (1875–1876)
Samuel J. Randall (1876–1877)
Preceded by William E. Niblack
Succeeded by Hiester Clymer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
Preceded by George Harris
Succeeded by Henry Muldrow
In office
March 4, 1857 – December 20, 1860
Preceded by Daniel Wright
Succeeded by Vacant 1860–1870; George Harris
Personal details
Born (1825-09-17)September 17, 1825
Eatonton, Georgia, U.S.
Died January 23, 1893(1893-01-23) (aged 67)
Vineville, Georgia, U.S.
(now Macon)
Political party Democratic
Father Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar I
Education Emory University (BA)
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States
Branch/service  Confederate Army
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Battles/wars American Civil War

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II (September 17, 1825 – January 23, 1893) was an American politician, diplomat, and jurist. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in both houses of Congress, served as the United States Secretary of the Interior, and was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He also served as an official in the Confederate States of America.

Born and educated in Georgia, he moved to Oxford, Mississippi to establish a legal practice. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1856 and served until December 1860, when he helped draft Mississippi's Ordinance of Secession. He helped raise the 19th Mississippi Infantry Regiment and worked on the staff of his wife's cousin, General James Longstreet. In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed Lamar to the position of Confederate minister to Russia. Following the Civil War, Lamar taught at the University of Mississippi and was a delegate to several state constitutional conventions.

Lamar returned to the United States House of Representatives in 1873, becoming the first Mississippi Democrat elected to the House since the end of the Civil War. He remained in the House until 1877, and represented Mississippi in the Senate from 1877 to 1885. He opposed Reconstruction and voting rights for African Americans. In 1885, he accepted appointment as Grover Cleveland's Secretary of the Interior. In 1888, the Senate confirmed Lamar's nomination to the Supreme Court, making Lamar the first Southerner appointed to the court since the Civil War. He remained on the court until his death in 1893.

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