LEWIS, Thomas F., (1924 - 2003)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

LEWIS, Thomas F., a Representative from Florida; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 26, 1924; attended St. Edwards School, Philadelphia; graduated from Central High School, Philadelphia, Pa., 1942; attended Palm Beach Junior College, Palm Beach, Fla., 1957; attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1959; United States Air Force, 1943-1954; aircraft industry executive, 1957-1973; real estate and investments, 1972-1982; elected mayor/councilman of North Palm Beach, Fla., 1964-1971; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1972-1980; member of the Florida state senate, 1980-1982; delegate, Florida State Republican convention, 1980 and 1982; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; died on August 1, 2003, in Palm Beach, Fla..