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Lucius Q. C. Elmer
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  Lucius Q. C. Elmer was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on February 3, 1793. He attended the private schools of Bridegton and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. During the War of 1812, Elmer served in the militia as a Lieutenant of Artillery, then Judge Advocate, and later Brigade Major and Inspector. In 1815, he was called up for examination for his license as an attorney.
  In the fall of 1820, Elmer was elected a member of the Assembly from Cumberland county. He served in the Assembly until 1823, and in his last year he was chosen Speaker. He was appointed U.S. Attorney for New Jersey by President Monroe in 1824 and held the position until 1829. In 1843, Elmer was nominated by the Democratic Party as their candidate to represent the First District in Congress. In 1850, he was appointed Attorney General and held the position until 1852, when he was appointed a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, serving the constitutional term of seven years. For many years, he served as Prosecutor of the Pleas for Cape May and Cumberland counties.
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