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Earl Ramage LEWIS

(1887-1956)

LEWIS, Earl Ramage, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lamira, Belmont County, Ohio, February 22, 1887; attended the public and high schools; was graduated from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, in 1911, and from the law department of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in St. Clairsville, Ohio; member of the State senate in 1927, 1928, and 1931-1934, serving as president pro tempore in 1931 and 1932 and as Republican floor leader 1931-1934; chairman of the Republican State campaign committee for Ohio in 1930; member of the Interstate Commission on Conflicting Taxation of the American Legislators Association 1931-1935; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; again elected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; trustee of Muskingum College; died in Wheeling, W.Va., February 1, 1956; interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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

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