1888-1893, Supreme Court Justice, Lucius Lamar


This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucius Lamar history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Lucius Lamar and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, was a politician, diplomat, and jurist.  As a Democrat, he represented Mississippi in both houses of Congress.  In 1861, he helped draft Mississippi’s Ordinance of Secession.  Lamar helped raise the 19th Mississippi Infantry Regiment.  In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed him to the position of Confederate minister to Russia.  In 1877, Lamar was elected as the first Democrat, after the war, from Mississippi to the U.S. Senate.  He opposed Reconstruction and voting rights for African Americans but later supported black suffrage.  In 1888, Grover Cleveland nominated him to the Supreme Court.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucius Lamar History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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