No known portrait
Born in 1797 in Nelson County
Died April 21, 1866, in Staunton
Elected by the General Assembly on February 22, 1866; died before he sat on the court.
Other judicial service:
Judge, General Court, 1831-1851
Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1851-1866
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Professional practice, Amherst County, circa 1820-1831
State delegate, 1826-1830
Delegate, Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830
Proprietor of Staunton Law School, 1839-1849, circa
Elected, Election of Judges, Staunton Spectator (Staunton, Va.), February 27, 1866, col. 2, retrieved on March 10, 2014; birth, death, education, and career, “Lucas Powell Thompson, Staunton Law School, 1839-1849,” by E. Lee Shepard, in W. Hamilton Bryson, Legal Education in Virginia, 1779-1979: A Biographical Approach (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1982), 596-599; see also Death of Judge Lucas P. Thompson, Staunton Spectator (Staunton, Va.), April 24, 1866, col. 1, retrieved on February 19, 2014. Thompson is depicted in a painting of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830 by George Catlin, owned by the Virginia Historical Society.