Oakley William Lucas

Cochise County Treasurer 1939-1942

Oakley William Lucas was born to parents George H. Lucas and Anna L. Albert on May 12, 1899, in Radford, Virginia, and graduated from Douglas High School May 18, 1918. During W.W.I. he served in the U.S. Army. Oakley married Louise Bernice Davis October 7, 1922.

Mr. Lucas was timekeeper and assistant paymaster for Phelps Dodge Corporation from 1922-1935 before joining the staff of the Cochise County Treasurer in 1935 where he served as chief deputy to Carl Gordner for four years. He was elected Treasurer and served two terms from 1939-1942. From 1943 until 1946 Mr. Lucas was employed as storekeeper for the Shattuck-Denn Mining Co. In 1946, he was appointed Clerk of the City of Douglas, serving the city 17 years until retiring August 6, 1963.

Treasurer Lucas died November 15, 1984, and is buried in Douglas.

Photo courtesy Douglas Elks Lodge #955