LEWIS, Robert Jacob, (1864 - 1933)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

LEWIS, Robert Jacob, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Dover, Dover Township, York County, Pa., December 30, 1864; attended the public schools of York and was graduated from the high school in 1883; taught in the public schools until September 1889; was graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1891; was admitted to the New Haven (Conn.) bar June 1891 and to the bar of York County, Pa., August 3, 1891, and commenced practice in York, Pa.; elected school controller of York in 1893 and reelected in 1897 and 1903; elected city solicitor in 1895; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Camden, Ark., July 24, 1933; remains were cremated and the ashes placed in the Iris Columbarium Mausoleum, St. Louis, Mo.