Edward T. Lewis

Edward Taylor Lewis ( born October 26, 1834 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, † April 26, 1927 ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Lewis initially enjoyed a private education. He attended Wesleyan University in Delaware ( Ohio). After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1859 admitted to the bar he began in Opelousas to work in his new profession. During the Civil War he joined the army of the Confederate States from simple soldiers on to the captain of a cavalry unit.

After the war he began a career in politics as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1865 and 1867 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In the congressional elections of 1882 was actually Andrew Herron as a candidate of the Democratic Party in the sixth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. However, since these died, a by-election was held on 15 February 1883, the Edward decided for themselves. So he could take over the previously exerted by Edward White Robertson mandate on March 4. Since he was not nominated in 1884 by his party for re-election, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885.

Between 1887 and 1892 was Judge Edward Lewis in the fifth judicial district of Louisiana. In the years 1886-1888 he was again deputy in the House of Representatives of his State. By 1908 Lewis held in Louisiana more judgeships; then he again worked as a lawyer. He died on 26 April 1927 in his birthplace of Opelousas.