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William LEWIS

(1868-1959)

LEWIS, William, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Cutshin, Leslie County, Ky., September 22, 1868; was raised on a farm and attended the common schools of Leslie and Perry Counties and the Laurel County Seminary, London, Ky.; studied law at the University of Kentucky at Lexington and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; sheriff of Leslie County in 1891 and 1892; superintendent of schools of Leslie County 1894-1898; member of State house of representatives in 1900 and 1901; Commonwealth attorney 1904-1909; circuit judge of the twenty-seventh judicial district of Kentucky 1909-1922 and 1928-1934; entered the private practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Marshall Robsion and served from April 24, 1948, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; died in London, Laurel County, Ky., August 8, 1959; interment in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park.

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

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