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LYON, Lucius, senator, born in Shelburn, Vermont, 26 February, 1800; died in Detroit, Michigan, 24 September, 1851. He received a public-school education, and, settling in Detroit in 1822, was elected a territorial delegate to congress as a Democrat, serving from 2 December, 1833, till 3 March, 1835. In the latter year he was a member of the State constitutional convention, and he also served in that of 1850. He was a United States senator from 26 January, 1837, till 3 March, 1839, and a representative from 4 December, 1843, till 3 March, 1845. From 1837 till 1839 he was a regent of the University of Michigan. His last public office was that of surveyor-general of the states of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.
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