Daniel Bedinger Lucas
(1836 in at Rion Hall
near Charles Town, Virginia
– 1909 in Charles Town, West Virginia
), was a poet and lawyer from West Virginia
. He was the son of United States Senator William Lucas
Daniel Lucas graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his law diploma from Washington College. After a service under General Henry A. Wise during the Civil War, he returned to his law practice.
He was elected to the West Virginia Legislature from 1884 to 1887. In 1887, he strongly opposed Johnson N. Camden, whom he considered an ally of Standard Oil . This led Governor Emanuel Willis Wilson to appoint Daniel Lucas to the United States Senate. The legislature, however, decided instead to elect Charles J. Faulkner. Daniel Lucas also served as President of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia from 1888 to 1893.
- The Wreath of Eglantine, and Other Poems (Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1869)
- The Maid of Northumberland: A Dramatic Poem (New York: G.P. Putman's Sons, 1879)
- Ballads and Madrigals (New York: Pollard & Moss, 1884)
- The Land Where We Were Dreaming (Boston: Roger G. Badger/Gorham Press, 1913)
- Memoir of John Yates Beall: His Life; Trial; Correspondence; Diary; and Private Manuscript Found among His Papers, including his own account of the raid on Lake Erie (Montreal: J. Lovell, 1865)
- Nicaragua: War of the Filibusters (Richmond: B. F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1896)