SAWYER, Lewis Ernest, (1867 - 1923)


SAWYER, Lewis Ernest, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Shelby County, Ala., June 24, 1867; moved with his parents to Lee County, Miss.; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Friars Point, Miss., in 1895; mayor of Friars Point from 1896 until he enlisted in the Spanish-American War in June 1898; served in the Philippine Islands during the war; resumed the practice of law in Iuka, Miss., in 1900; moved to Hot Springs, Ark., in 1908 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives in 1913 and 1915 and was its speaker in the latter year; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1923, until his death at Hot Springs, Ark., May 5, 1923; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.