Lucien Bonaparte Chase

Lucien Bonaparte Chase ( born December 5, 1817 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, † December 4, 1864 ) was an American politician. From 1845 to 1849 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Around the year 1838 came Lucien Chase after Dover, Tennessee, where he taught as a teacher. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer in Charlotte, he began to work in his new profession. Later he transferred his residence and his law firm to Clarksville. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1844 Chase was in the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cave Johnson on March 4, 1845. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1849 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Mexican-American War. In 1848 Chase for reelection. After retiring from Congress, he moved to New York City, where he practiced law. He died on 4 December 1864 in his native Derby.