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Francis Alfred Lucas MP

Born:
27 Sivan 5610 (07 June 1850)
Died:
8 Tevet 5679 (11 December 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LUC1962
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
27 Sivan 5610 (07 June 1850)

Death

Date of death:
8 Tevet 5679 (11 December 1918)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Stornoway House, Cleveland Row, St James's
Cause of death:
The Spanish Influenza

Places

Addresses

Parents' home at the time of his birth:
43 Gloucester Square London (1851)
Parents' home:
39 Gloucester Square Londonm (1871)

Schools

Name:
University College London

Other Organisations

Name:
Lucas,Nicholls & Co. Merchants
Significance:
Partner
Name:
Allied Insurance & Allied Marine Insurance
Significance:
Director
Name:
Artists Rifles
Significance:
He was also an actively involved in the Volunteer Force, serving for 35 years as a member of the Artists Rifles, mostly as an officer. He then became Commander of the Harwich Voluntary Infantry Brigade from 1900 to 1906.
Name:
Christ's Hospital and of Guy's Hospital
Significance:
Governor
Name:
Justice of the Peace for Suffolk
Significance:
Justice of the Peace for Suffolk, where his country residence Easton Park was located near Wickham Market
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Family

Spouse

Alice Stern (female)

Siblings

Jessie Lucas (female)
Marian Lucas (female)

Parents

Father: Sampson Lucas (male)
Mother: Lydia (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Member of Parliament
Reserved occupation:
MP for Lowestoft
What was the impact of this:
He unsuccessfully contested the Louth division of Lincolnshire at the 1895 general election, and at the 1900 general election he was elected as MP for Lowestoft, with a majority of over 20% of the votes. However, at the 1906 election, he was defeated by the Liberal candidate Edward Beauchamp, who won the seat with a 14% majority. Noting the scale of Liberal gains in the election, The Times noted the Lowestoft result as evidence that "apparently, no Unionist seat is now secure".
After his defeat in 1906, Lucas did not stand again in Lowestoft. He unsuccessfully contested the Kennington division of Lambeth at both the January 1910 and December 1910 elections, and at the 1918 general election, he stood again in Kennington. However, he died on 11 December 1918, aged 68, after he had already been formally nominated, which caused the election to be delayed in Kennington until a new candidate could be nominated.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lucas_(English_politician)

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