Lucile P. Lacy

ASQDE President - 1968-1970

  Lucile P. Lacy  

Lucile Lacy was the 10th president of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners and the first woman elected to that position.

Mrs. Lacy was born Lucile Peters in China Springs, TX in 1909.  She initially worked as a registered nurse and attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine.  During her medical studies, she met George J. Lacy, a general criminalist specializing in document examination.  They married in 1944.  Mrs. Lacy terminated her medical studies and worked in Mr. Lacy's laboratory, during which time she completed a two-year course of study in questioned document examination and a baccalaureate degree from the University of Houston.  She became a Regular Member of the ASQDE in 1957.

After Mr. Lacy's death in 1962, she continued to work full time as an examiner of questioned documents.  She retired on her 86th birthday in 1995.  At that time, she had maintained an office in downtown Houston for more than 50 years.  Mrs. Lacy passed away in 2005.

Mrs. Lacy was also a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Derived in part from an article entitled "A Tribute to Lucile Lacy" by Janet F. Masson, published in The Society News (ASQDE newsletter), November 2005.