James L. Lucas, III

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Jim Lucas was a Tiger Band clarinetist, Concert Band oboeist, Mu Beta Psi member, and staff writer for The Tiger, Jim passed away of a heart attack at the age of 34 on April 1, 1986.

A photo of Jim, in his white-on-red Mu Beta Psi jersey, typing copy on an old Royal typewriter in The Tiger office on the 9th level above the Loggia, is on page 69 of the 1975 edition of TAPS, Volume 65. This same photo was featured in a documentary DVD produced to celebrate the Centennial of The Tiger in 2007. Unhymnals are traditionally dedicated to the current band director and to Jim Lucas.

(above text cut-and-paste directly from Unhymnal article and edited slightly)

An op-ed piece Jim wrote in The Tiger in 1972