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Robert Lucas Collection
Description: Portrait of Robert Lucas (1781-1853), who served as Ohio's 12th governor from 1832 to 1836. Prior to his governorship, he served in both the regular army and the state militia of Ohio, rising to the rank of major general after the War of 1812. As governor, he personally led the state militia to the Michigan border during the "Toledo War," in which Ohio and Michigan both claimed the community of Toledo. Eventually President Jackson stepped in, and Congress decided that the land belonged to Ohio and compensated Michigan by giving it additional land in the Upper Peninsula. In 1838, President Martin Van Buren named Lucas the governor of the new Iowa Territory, a position he held until 1841. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03992
Subjects: Governors--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio. Militia; Toledo (Ohio)
Places: Portsmouth (Ohio); Scioto County (Ohio)