LEWIS, Lawrence, (1879 - 1943)


Halftone print, 1933-1943, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

LEWIS, Lawrence, a Representative from Colorado; born in St. Louis, Mo., June 22, 1879; attended the public schools in Evanston, Ill., Cambridge, Mass., and Pueblo, Colo., and the University of Colorado at Boulder; was graduated from Harvard University in 1901; engaged in newspaper and magazine work in Pueblo and Denver, Colo., 1901-1906; assistant instructor in English, Harvard University, 1906-1909; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1909; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver, Colo.; member of Colorado Civil Service Commission 1917-1918; private in the Seventeenth Observation Battery, Field Artillery, Central Officers’ Training School, October to December 1918; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1933 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harold Louderback, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; died in Washington, D.C., on December 9, 1943; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.