John Lewis Funeral, Service, Notices, Coffin, Obituary: John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, served 17th term in the House, served since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation.
- Died: July 17, 2020
- Details of death: Died at the age of 80, had stage 4 pancreatic cancer
- Office: Representative (D-GA 5th District) since 1987
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John Robert Lewis
February 21, 1940
Troy, Alabama, U.S.
||July 17, 2020 (aged 80)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
1968; died 2012)
||American Baptist College (BA)
Fisk University (BA)
John Lewis was born on February 21, 1940, in Troy, Alabama, the third of ten children of Willie Mae (née Carter) and Eddie Lewis. His parents were sharecroppers in rural Pike County, Alabama Siblings: Adolph Lewis, Ethel Lewis, Ora Lewis, Sammy Lewis, MORE
Lewis met Lillian Miles at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by Xernona Clayton. They married in 1968. Together, they had one son, named John-Miles. Lillian died on December 31, 2012. Movies and TV shows: John Lewis: Good Trouble, Freedom Riders, A Time for Justice, Fierce Light, Pen Talar. Lewis was a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
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