Forrest Lucas

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Forrest Lucas
Forrest Lucas.jpg
Lucas in 2011
Born February 1942 (age 76)
Ramsey, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Charlotte Lucas (1982–present)
Children 7

Forrest Lucas (born February 1942) is an American businessman, the founder of Lucas Oil.

Early life[edit]

Lucas was born in February 1942,[1] in Ramsey, Indiana, where he grew up, the eldest of four children.[2] His parents Raymond and Marie had a farm in Elkinsville, where he and his three sisters lived in "rural deprivation".[3]

He was educated to high school level.[4]

Career[edit]

Lucas bought his first truck when he was 19, and his first semi-trailer at 21.[4] He got a job with Mayflower Transit. He built up a fleet of 13-14 trucks, and started freight brokerage. Following the deregulation of freight in 1980, he was the first to get a full licence to deliver freight in 48 states.[5]

In 1988, he founded Lucas Oil.[4]

Protect the Harvest[edit]

Lucas is a founder of Protect the Harvest, a nonprofit organization which opposes "the radical animal rights movement" and particularly the Humane Society of the United States, which it calls "a wealthy and successful attack group".[6]

Personal life[edit]

His first wife "couldn't stand to save money ... she'd spend it as fast as I made it", and they divorced in 1969.[3]

He has been married to Charlotte Lucas since 1982, and they have seven children.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forrest LUCAS - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. 2002-01-09. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  2. ^ "Forrest Lucas". Protect The Harvest. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  3. ^ a b Emmis Communications (January 2007). Indianapolis Monthly. Emmis Communications. pp. 107–111. ISSN 0899-0328.
  4. ^ a b c "The Interview Issue: Forrest Lucas | 2015-09-24 | Indianapolis Business Journal". IBJ.com. 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  5. ^ Babcock, Stephane (2016-05-02). "Q&A: Forrest Lucas on Starting and Building Lucas Oil Products - Article". TruckingInfo.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  6. ^ Beckel, Michael (29 May 2014). "'Radical Animal Rights Movement' Gets New Foe". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Forrest Lucas: Entrepreneur Blends Success, Downhome Style". Lucasoil.com. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2016-11-11.