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Former Clinton County judge dies

IL Staff
December 19, 2012
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Everett N. Lucas, 90, who served three terms as Clinton Circuit judge beginning in 1958, died Nov. 4 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.

Lucas served as a Circuit judge until 1976, and then was appointed as a workers’ compensation judge in 1977 until 1987. The Indiana University Law School graduate was a longtime member of the Indiana State Bar Association, American Legion, Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, and of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

He was Clinton County Chamber of Commerce president in 1960. Lucas was instrumental in bringing the Frankfort Airport to Clinton County and bringing Peter Paul Mounds Candy Co. to Frankfort. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Robert Orr and played trumpet in a local band in the 1940s.

Lucas is a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from 1943 to 1945 as a 2nd lieutenant pilot.

Indianapolis attorney David E. Cook, of Gresk & Singleton, said, “Judge Lucas was a wonderful man and a caring, compassionate judge. He will be missed.” Lucas is his ex-father-in-law and was instrumental in encouraging Cook to attend law school, he said

Lucas is survived by his wife, Peggy E. Lucas; daughters Andrea L. Shriver and Jacqueline (Joseph) Snyder; son Rett Lucas; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.•

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