Alfred LUCKING, Congress, MI (1856-1929)


LUCKING, Alfred, a Representative from Michigan; born in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, December 18, 1856; moved with his parents to Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1858; attended the public schools, the Ypsilanti High School, and the Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1878; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Jackson, Mich.; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1880 and continued the practice of law; temporary chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1900 and was both temporary and permanent chairman of the State conventions in 1902, 1908, and 1924; permanent chairman in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Detroit, Mich.; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1912; general counsel for the Ford Motor Co. and the Henry Ford interests from 1914 to 1923; president of the Detroit-Vancouver Timber Co.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1924; died in Detroit, Mich., on December 1, 1929; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present