Frank Lucas (Wyoming politician)

Franklin Earl Lucas (August 4, 1876 – November 26, 1948) was an American politician who served as the 13th Governor of Wyoming from 1924 until 1925. He was a Republican.

Franklin Earl Lucas
7th Secretary of State of Wyoming
In office
GovernorWilliam B. Ross
Nellie Tayloe Ross
Frank C. Emerson
Leslie A. Miller
Preceded byWilliam E. Chaplin
Succeeded byAlonzo M. Clark
13th Governor of Wyoming
In office
October 2, 1924  January 5, 1925
Preceded byWilliam B. Ross
Succeeded byNellie Tayloe Ross
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
Member of Wyoming Senate
Personal details
Born(1876-08-04)August 4, 1876
Grant City, Missouri
DiedNovember 26, 1948(1948-11-26) (aged 72)
Buffalo, Wyoming
Political partyRepublican

He was born in Grant City, Missouri. In 1899, Lucas settled in Buffalo, Wyoming. He served in the Wyoming House of Representatives and then in the Wyoming State Senate. Upon the death of Governor William B. Ross in 1924, Lucas, then serving as Secretary of State of Wyoming, was next in line of succession. He served until January 1925, when the election of November 1924 put Ross' widow, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman governor in the history of the United States in power. He ran for Governor in 1926 but was defeated in the Republican primary by Frank Emerson. Lucas died in Buffalo, Wyoming.[1]

See also

  • List of Governors of Wyoming


Political offices
Preceded by
William E. Chaplin
Secretary of State of Wyoming
Succeeded by
Alonzo M. Clark
Preceded by
William B. Ross
Governor of Wyoming
October 2, 1924 – January 5, 1925
Succeeded by
Nellie Tayloe Ross

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