Isaac Benson Lucas

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Isaac Benson Lucas
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Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Thomas Gamey
Succeeded by Dougall Carmichael
Constituency Grey Centre
Personal details
Born (1867-09-19)September 19, 1867
Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Died March 8, 1940(1940-03-08) (aged 72)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Elizabeth E. Richardson, Edith Jane Trees
Children 1
Occupation Lawyer

Isaac Benson Lucas, KC (September 19, 1867 – March 8, 1940) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as a Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Grey Centre from 1898 to 1919.

Lucas was born in Warwick Township, Lambton County, the son of George Lucas, who had come to Canada from Ireland. He was educated in Strathroy and at the University of Toronto. He graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1899 and entered practice in Owen Sound, later moving to Markdale. He married Elizabeth E. Richardson, the daughter of Matthew Kendal Richardson. In 1908, he was named King's Counsel.[1] He served one of the shortest terms as provincial treasurer, serving from 1913 to 1914. Lucas was Attorney General from 1914 to 1919. During his time in office, Lucas was responsible for steering the Workmen's Compensation Act through the provincial legislature. He also served as government representative on the Hydro-Electric Commission and helped promote the development of a park in the area surrounding the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara.

He died in Toronto, Ontario in 1940.[2]


  1. ^ EJ Chambers (1919). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1916. 
  2. ^ "Hon. I.B. Lucas dead; Ontario ex-treasurer". The Globe and Mail. March 9, 1940. p. 4. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Matheson
Treasurer of Ontario
Succeeded by
Thomas McGarry