John H. Lucas was born in Danville, Kentucky, February
8. 1852. He attended the public schools and then took a course
in Center College. Deciding upon the profession of law, he
entered an office in Harrodsburg, Ky., and was admitted to the bar in
Kentucky in 1871. The same year he came out to Missouri, and
located in Osceola, and was admitted to the bar in this State in 1872.
It was in 1879 that Mr. Lucas established an
office in Kansas City in partnership with W. T. Johnson, and the firm
of Johnson & Lucas has continued ever since. While the
majority of his time is spent in Kansas City, Mr. Lucas still retains
his residence in Osceola.
He is general attorney for the Metropolitan
Street Railway, and attorney for the Frisco System, and has long been
regarded as one of the leaders at the Missouri bar.
Mr. Lucas married Miss Nannie Cardwell in
Harrodsburg, Ky., in 1869, and they have four children, one boy and
He belongs to the Knife and Fork Club, the
Kansas City Bar Association, and is a Mason, a Knight Templar, and a