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Clarke Lewis

Born: Nov 8, 1840

Death: Mar 13, 1896

Birthplace: Huntsville

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Clarke Lewis

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1840
Date of Death : Mar 13, 1896
Birth Place : Huntsville

Clarke Lewis was a United States Representative from Mississippi. 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. After leaving Congress, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died near Macon, Mississippi in 1896 and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Mississippi.


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