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John R. LEWIS, Congress, GA (1940)

LEWIS John R. , A Representative from Georgia; born in Troy, Pike County, Ala., February 21, 1940; attended Pike County Training School, Brundidge, Ala.; B.A., American Baptist Theological Seminary, Nashville, Tenn., 1961; B.A., Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1967; chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963-1966; director of ACTION, 1977-1980; community affairs director, National Consumer Co-op Bank, Atlanta, 1980-1986; member of the Atlanta, Ga., city council, 1982-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses, and served until his death (January 3, 1987-July 17, 2020); died on July 17, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia; lay in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda,  July 27-28, 2020.

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

Birth Date
1940