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Born in 1797 in Nelson, Virginia
Died April 21, 1866 in Staunton, Virginia
Elected by the General Assembly on February 22, 1866, but he died before he sat on the court.
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Other judicial service:
Judge, General Court, 1831-1851
Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1851-1866
Professional practice of law in Amherst County, Virginia, circa 1820-1831
Virginia 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 Museum of History and Culture.