Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876


Page 118

Lyman Lacy was born in Tompkins county, New York, May 9, 1832. He is the son of John and Cloe (Hurd) Lacy, who removed to Michigan in 1836, and in 1837 settled in Fulton county, Illinois. His preliminary education was acquired in the public schools of Illinois, whence he was transferred to Illinois College, at Jacksonville, from which institution he graduated in 1855. In the same year he commenced the study of law at Lewistown, with Hon. L. W. Ross, and in 1856 was admitted to the bar.

He located in Havana in October, 1856, and continued the practice of law until 1862, when he was elected to the lower House of the Legislature ,on the Democratic ticket, to represent the counties of Mason and Menard, and served one term. In June 1873, he was elected Circuit Judge of the seventeenth district, comprising the counties of Mason, Menard, Logan and DeWitt. He was married May 9, 1860, to Miss Caroline A. Potter, of Beardstown, Illinois, who died September 12, 1863, and he married again, May 19, 1865, to Mattie A. Warner, of Havana.

The official position held by Judge Lacy have been filled with ability; with great credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. His standing as a judge is deservedly high.

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