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William J. LEWIS

(1766-1828)

LEWIS, William J., a Representative from Virginia; born in Augusta County, Va., July 4, 1766; attended the common schools; member of the State house of delegates; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); died at “Mount Athos” plantation, near Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., November 1, 1828; interment in a vault blasted out of a solid rock at the summit of “Mount Athos,” Virginia.

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

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