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LEWIS (Soundex L200) — See also AULWES, DZIADULEWISCZ, ELOWEISE, FOBBS-LEWIS, LEIS, LEIWS, LEWI, LEWIS-BURKS, LEWISOHN, LEWISON, LEWISS, LEWISTON, LOUIS, LOWES, LOWIS, SAINTLEWIS, SEWILL, TAYLOR-LEWIS, WEISL, WILES, WILLES, WILLESS, WILLSE, WISSEL.

  Lewis, Ken — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Lewis, Kendrick R. — of Kentucky. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Kenneth P. — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Democrat. Postmaster at Lincoln, Neb., 1962-71 (acting, 1962-63). Still living as of 1971.
  Lewis, Knut — Independent candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Knute — Prohibition candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1894; Prohibition candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lacy S., Sr. — of Asheboro, Randolph County, N.C. Republican. Hardware dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1952; chair of Randolph County Republican Party, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Ladd J. — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Candidate for mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Ladd J., Jr. (b. 1871) — of Sauquoit, Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., July 5, 1871. Republican. Manufacturer; founder, Lewis Knitting Co.; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1907-09. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Larry K. — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1988, 2000, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Lewis, Lawrence (1879-1943) — of Denver, Colo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 22, 1879. Democrat. Newspaper work; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1933-43; defeated, 1930; died in office 1943. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; American Bar Association. Died December 9, 1943 (age 64 years, 170 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lewis, Lawrence H. (b. 1840) — of Cuba, Crawford County, Mo. Born in Amboy, Oswego County, N.Y., October, 1840. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Crawford County, 1905-06, 1915-18. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lena — of Pine Island, Goodhue County, Minn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lena Morrow — of California. Socialist. Lecturer; delegate to Socialist National Convention from California, 1920; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Leon P. — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Norwich, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Leonard — of Bradford County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Bradford County, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Leonard See J. Leonard Lewis
  Lewis, Lewis E. (b. 1893) — also known as Louie E. Lewis — of Christopher, Franklin County, Ill. Born in Franklin County, Ill., July 20, 1893. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 50th District, 1932-39; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1937-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; Illinois state treasurer, 1939-41; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1940. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Interment at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Franklin Lewis and Louisiana Elizabeth (Galloway) Lewis; married to Flora Agnes Overturf.
  Lewis, Lillian — also known as Mrs. John Lewis — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Lewis, Linda — of Martinez, Contra Costa County, Calif. Candidate for mayor of Martinez, Calif., 2002. Female. Still living as of 2002.
  Lewis, Lloyd See T. Lloyd Lewis
Loran L. Lewis Lewis, Loran Ludowick (b. 1825) — also known as Loran L. Lewis — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Cayuga County, N.Y., May 9, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 31st District, 1870-73; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1883-97; president, Third National Bank of Buffalo; appointed in 1901 as defense counsel for Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President William McKinley. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Lewis and Delecta (Barbour) Lewis; married, June 1, 1852, to Charlotte E. Pierson.
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1901
  Lewis, Loren F. — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Butler County, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lorraine — of Springfield, Union County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1968. Female. Still living as of 1968.
  Lewis, Louie E. See Lewis E. Lewis
  Lewis, Louis — of Essex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1913, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Luff — of Kent County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County, 1824. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lunsford Lomax (1846-1920) — also known as Lunsford L. Lewis — of Richmond, Va. Born in Rockingham County, Va., March 17, 1846. Lawyer; Culpeper County Commonwealth Attorney, 1870-74; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1874-82, 1902-05, 1905-12; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1883-95. Died March 13, 1920 (age 73 years, 362 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gen. Samuel Hance Lewis (1794-1869) and Anna Maria (Lomax) Lewis (1808-1853); half-brother of John Francis Lewis (1818-1895); married, September 4, 1867, to Rosalie Summers Botts (died 1878; daughter of John Minor Botts); married 1883 to Janie Looney.
  Political family: Lewis family of Richmond, Virginia.
  Lewis, Luther — of Hotchkiss, Delta County, Colo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lynn J. (1876-1938) — of Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich.; South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich., June 3, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Van Buren County, 1915-20; mayor of South Haven, Mich.; elected 1935. Welsh and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows. Died in 1938 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abel J. Lewis and Imogene (Sackett) Lewis; married, October 12, 1895, to Nellie Gray.
  Lewis, Lynn R. — of Cortland, Cortland County, N.Y. Mayor of Cortland, N.Y., 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Lynwood W., Jr. — of Accomac, Accomack County, Va. Democrat. Elected Virginia state house of delegates 100th District 2011. Still living as of 2011.
  Lewis, M. C., Jr. — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Lewis, Madison Horton (b. 1896) — also known as Madison H. Lewis — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Warwick, Orange County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; ice cream manufacturer; Presidential Elector for New York, 1956. Member, Military Order of Foreign Wars; Theta Xi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward B. Lewis and Hope (Horton) Lewis; married, September 20, 1924, to Elizabeth Sanford.
  Lewis, Marcellus W. — of Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Md. Democrat. Postmaster at Bladensburg, Md., 1893-97. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Margaret — Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 2002. Female. Still living as of 2002.
  Lewis, Marion Serious — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Police officer; candidate for mayor of Tampa, Fla., 2007. African ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Lewis, Marx — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state senate 5th District, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1924 (4th District), 1930 (12th District); candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 5th District, 1935. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Marx L. — of Nassau County, N.Y. Liberal. Candidate for New York state senate 4th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Mary — of St. Louis, Mo. Communist. Candidate for Missouri state treasurer, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Mary Ann — of Hope, Hempstead County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Lewis, Matt N. — of Virginia. Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Maurice Edward, Jr. — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Democrat. Postmaster at Reno, Nev., 1967-71 (acting, 1967). Still living as of 1971.
  Lewis, McMillan (1903-1978) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., July 15, 1903. Democrat. Insurance broker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1933-34; member of Missouri state senate 32nd District, 1935-38. Southern Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1978 (age about 74 years). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis, Melvin — of Accomac, Accomack County, Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Lewis, Melvin Jay — of Pullman, Allegan County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Thomas Walker Gilmer and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  Lewis, Merton Elmer (b. 1861) — also known as Merton E. Lewis — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in Webster, Monroe County, N.Y., December 10, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 28th District, 1894; member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1897, 1899-1901; member of New York state senate 43rd District, 1902-06; New York state attorney general, 1917-18; appointed 1917; candidate in primary for Governor of New York, 1918. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Chadwick Lewis and Rhoda Ann (Willard) Lewis; married, January 2, 1886, to Adaline Louise Moody (died 1894); married, November 8, 1899, to Eva J. Gates.
  Lewis, Michele — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Democrat. Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Lewis, Mildred C. — Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Lewis, Miles K. — of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Mayor of Lompoc, Calif., 1940-42. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Millicent See C. Millicent Lewis
Morgan Lewis Lewis, Morgan (1754-1844) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 16, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1789-90, 1791-92 (New York County 1789-90, Dutchess County 1791-92); New York state attorney general, 1791-92; appointed 1791; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1792-1801; Governor of New York, 1804-07; member of New York state senate Middle District, 1810-14; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 7, 1844 (age 89 years, 174 days). Interment at St. James' Churchyard, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Lewis (1713-1803) and Elizabeth (Annesley) Lewis; married, May 11, 1779, to Gertrude Livingston (1757-1833; daughter of Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775); sister-in-law of John Armstrong, Jr.; sister of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) and Edward Livingston; granddaughter of Robert Livingston); father of Margaret Lewis (1780-1860; who married Maturin Livingston); great-grandfather of Louisa Matilda Livingston (1836-1920; who married Elbridge Thomas Gerry).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Lewis County, N.Y. is named for him.
  The town and village of Lewiston, New York, are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Morgan L. MartinMorgan L. Gage
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  Lewis, Morris — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Morris J. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Moses E. (1854-1951) — of Florence, Fremont County, Colo. Born in Coal Valley, Rock Island County, Ill., July 26, 1854. Republican. Member of Colorado state senate, 1905-09; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1915-17; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1928. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 13, 1951 (age 96 years, 230 days). Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Nathan D. — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Nathan F. (b. 1879) — of Wells, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Wells, Rutland County, Vt., October 25, 1879. Democrat. Merchant; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Wells, 1910. Universalist. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Nelson M. — of Mercer County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1882-83. Burial location unknown.
  Lewis, Nora Marie — Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1990. Female. Still living as of 1990.
  Lewis, Norman — of Thomson, Carroll County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1884. Burial location unknown.


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