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Lawrence Lewis (politician)

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1933 – December 9, 1943
Preceded byWilliam R. Eaton
Succeeded byDean M. Gillespie
Personal details
Born(1879-06-22)June 22, 1879
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedDecember 9, 1943(1943-12-09) (aged 64)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materHarvard University
Harvard Law School

Lawrence Lewis (June 22, 1879 – December 9, 1943) was an American lawyer, university professor, and politician from Colorado. He was elected to six terms in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1933 until his death in 1943.

Early life and career

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Lewis attended the public schools in Evanston, Illinois, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Pueblo, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated from Harvard University in 1901.

Early in his career, he worked for newspapers and magazines in Pueblo and Denver, Colorado. He later served as assistant instructor in English at Harvard University from 1906 to 1909. He worked in this post while attending law school, graduating from the Harvard Law School in 1909. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver, Colorado.

Back in Denver, he served as member of the Colorado Civil Service Commission from 1917 to 1918. He also served in the military as a private in the Seventeenth Observation Battery, Field Artillery, Central Officers' Training School in 1918.

Congress

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. In 1932, he won election as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress. He was re-elected to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1933, until his death in 1943.

He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1933 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harold Louderback, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Death

He died in Washington, D.C., on December 9, 1943 and was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

See also

References

  • United States Congress. "Lawrence Lewis (id: L000291)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William R. Eaton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1933 - December 9, 1943
Succeeded by
Dean M. Gillespie
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