Jenifer Lucas

Jenifer Lucas

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Jenifer  Lucas

August 01, 1945

Jenifer Lucas was born August 1, 1945.  She graduated from the Independence, Kansas public schools in 1963 and attended Washburn University from 1963-1964, where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta.  She received a B.S.Ed. in English and Education from the University of Tulsa in 1967.  Following graduation, she taught high school English in Tulsa and Moore, Oklahoma, from 1967-1972.  During that time, she earned a M.Ed. in English and Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.  In 1972, she enrolled at Washburn University School of Law, completing her J.D. in 1975. 

Following graduation, Lucas served two years as an Assistant General Counsel for the Kansas Corporation Commission.  Subsequently, she served three years as an attorney for Cities Service Company in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  She later served nine years as Contracts Manager for the Natural Gas Liquids Division of Cities Service Company.  In each of those positions, she was the sole female attorney or the first female attorney.  From 1976-1984, Lucas also served as an adjunct instructor at Washburn University (English), Rose State College (Corporate Law), and Tulsa Community College (English).  From 1990 until her retirement in 2015, she served as an Advisory Attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, D.C.