Clarke Lewis

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Clarke Lewis
Clarke Lewis.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byFrederick G. Barry
Succeeded byHernando D. Money
Personal details
Born(1840-11-08)November 8, 1840
Huntsville, Alabama
DiedMarch 13, 1896(1896-03-13) (aged 55)
Macon, Mississippi
Resting placeOdd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Mississippi
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Hattie E. Spann
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
RankLieutenant[1]
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Clarke Lewis (November 8, 1840 – March 13, 1896) was a United States Representative from Mississippi.

Life[edit]

He was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He moved with his mother to Noxubee County, Mississippi in 1844 where he attended the district schools and Somerville Institute and also engaged in teaching for several years.

Lewis entered the Confederate Army in February 1861 and served until the close of the American Civil War. After the war, he resumed teaching in 1865. He was also employed as a clerk in a store in 1866 and 1867 and engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits 1867-1879.

Lewis was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1878. He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893). After leaving Congress, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died near Macon, Mississippi in 1896 and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Mississippi.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary for Hon. Clarke Lewis". The Macon Beacon. 11 April 1896. Retrieved 7 November 2017.

References[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frederick G. Barry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th congressional district

1889–1893
Succeeded by
Hernando D. Money