NAME: Robert Lucas
BORN: April 1, 1781
(born, Shepherdstown, Virginia)
settled near Portsmouth, Ohio (Scioto County), 1800
later moved to Piketon, Ohio (Pike County)
GOVERNORSHIP: 12th governor, 1832 - 1836 (two terms)
DIED: February 7, 1853, Iowa City
Lucas was a surveyor by training.
In 1803, Lucas was appointed surveyor of Scioto County.
He joined the state militia during the War of 1812, ultimately attaining the rank of major general.
During Lucas' second term the "Toledo War" crisis developed between Ohio and Michigan. There was a dispute over a five to eight strip of territory which held the port city of Toledo. In response, Lucas led the militia to the Michigan border for a showdown with Michigan forces. President Jackson intervened, settling the issue in Ohio's favor.
In 1838, President Van Buren appointed Lucas governor of the Iowa territory.
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FIRST LADY of OHIO
NAME: Friendly Sumner Lucas
Portsmouth, Ohio (Scioto County);
Piketon, Ohio (Pike County)
DIED: 1873, age 77
Friendly Lucas was the second wife of Robert Lucas.
The two moved to Piketon soon after they were married.