Hunt, Lamar, 1932-2006, American business and sports executive, b. El Dorado, Ark. One of the Hunt brothers—sons of Texas oil magnate H. L. Hunt—Lamar Hunt had significant business interests in oil and real estate, and was involved in 1969-70 with his brothers William Herbert Hunt and Nelson Bunker Hunt in an attempt to corner the silver market that failed spectacularly. Hunt is best known, however, for his role as owner of football's Kansas City Chiefs and founder (1959) and president of the American Football League (1960-69). He negotiated the upstart AFL's merger into the National Football League, which greatly expanded the older league and gave the NFL its modern form and popularity. Hunt is also credited with naming the Super Bowl, the NFL's championship game. Active in other sports as well, Hunt helped found the North American Soccer League (1967-84) and Major League Soccer and World Championship Tennis (1971-89).
Lamar, Joseph Rucker, 1857-1916, American jurist, b. Elbert co., Ga. He was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1878, served (1886-89) in the state legislature, and compiled The Code of the State of Georgia (1896). He served (1904-6) on the state supreme court and was Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1911-16).

See biography by his wife, C. P. Lamar (1926).

Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus, 1825-93, American statesman, b. Putnam co., Ga. He practiced law in Oxford, Miss., and sat (1857-60) as a Democrat in Congress. Although he at first opposed secession, Lamar drafted the Mississippi ordinance of secession. In Nov., 1862, he was appointed Confederate commissioner to Russia but was recalled from Paris before reaching Russia. He returned to the Army of Northern Virginia, in which he had previously served as lieutenant colonel of a Mississippi regiment, as a judge advocate. After the Civil War he resumed his practice at Oxford and taught at the Univ. of Mississippi. He was a U.S. Representative (1873-77), Senator (1877-85), and Secretary of the Interior in President Cleveland's cabinet from 1885 to 1888, when he resigned to serve (1888-93) as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. His efforts after the war to restore friendly relations between North and South brought him into particular prominence.

See biographies by E. Mayes (1896) and J. B. Murphy (1973).

Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859, president of the Texas republic (1838-41), b. Warren co., Ga. He went to Texas (1835), joined the revolutionaries, and took part in the battle of San Jacinto (1836). He held a number of offices in Texas before becoming president. During his term he secured foreign recognition of Texas independence and laid the basis for the system of public education in Texas. Lamar did not favor annexation to the United States at this time and planned to make the new republic self-sufficient, but his various ventures (including filibustering expeditions to New Mexico) disarranged the republic's finances. In 1841 he was replaced by Sam Houston. Lamar later came to favor annexation, served in the Mexican War, and was U.S. minister to Nicaragua and Costa Rica (1858-59). He published a number of romantic lyrics in Verse Memorials (1857).

See biographies by H. P. Gambrell (1934) and P. Graham (1938).

Lamar is a city in Johnson County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,415 at the 2000 census.


Lamar is located at (35.440546, -93.392764).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.3 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.3 km²) of it is land and 0.23% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,415 people, 529 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 324.9 people per square mile (125.3/km²). There were 585 housing units at an average density of 134.3/sq mi (51.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.97% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 3.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 529 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,317, and the median income for a family was $27,143. Males had a median income of $23,309 versus $16,207 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,852. About 14.8% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.


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