Lucas P. Thompson, February 22, 1866-April 21, 1866

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

Education:
Read law privately

Professional career:
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

Further reading/Research collections


Sources:
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.