Senator Janious G. Lucas View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/31/1960
Birth Place: Boone, Iowa
Birth County: Boone
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 51 (1945) - 52 (1947)
55 (1953) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Boone
Janious G. Lucas
Boone County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Junious Guy Lucas, begs leave to submit the following:

Junious Guy Lucas was born in Boone, Iowa, January 8, 1879. He received his early education in the public schools of Madrid.

He was united in marriage to Miss Maude Halsey of Madrid. To them were born four children.

Mr. Lucas was employed as a reporter on several papers, and in 1904 became editor and publisher of the Madrid Register-News. A few years later he established the Western Printing & Lithographing Company, operating this company in the same building with the newspaper. The company operates over Iowa and adjoining states, serving banks and creameries only. The business is operated as a family institution, with a son and a son-in-law in active management.

Mr. Lucas was a past president of Iowa Press Association, and was honored with a Master-Editor plaque. He was a member of the Congregational Church and a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Lucas served several terms as Chairman of the Boone County Republican Central Committee, and on other party organization activities. He was a member of the Madrid board of education 12 years, and was a charter member of the Lions Club of Madrid.

Mr. Lucas was elected to the Senate in 1944 and again in 1952.

On January 31, 1960, Mr. Lucas passed away in Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Fifty-ninth General Assembly: That in the passing of Junious Guy Lucas the State of Iowa has lost a valuable and honorable citizen and by this resolution tenders its sincere sympathy to the surviving members of the family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread on the Journal of the Senate, and that the Secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an enrolled copy to each member of the family of the deceased.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.