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Clarke LEWIS

(1840-1896)

LEWIS, Clarke, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 8, 1840; moved with his mother to Noxubee County, Miss., in 1844; attended the district schools and Somerville Institute; engaged in teaching for several years; entered the Confederate Army in February 1861 and served until the close of the Civil War; resumed teaching in 1865; employed as a clerk in a store in 1866 and 1867; engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits 1867-1879; member of the State house of representatives in 1878; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Macon, Miss., March 13, 1896; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Miss.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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