Elijah B. Lewis

Elijah Banks Lewis ( born March 27, 1854 in Coney, Dooly County, Georgia, † December 10, 1920 in Montezuma, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1909 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elijah Lewis attended the public schools of his home, the Spalding Seminary and a commercial school in Macon. In 1871 he moved to the town of Montezuma in Macon County. There he was involved in trade and to the banking industry. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In the years 1894 and 1895, Lewis was sitting in the Senate of Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1896, he was the third election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles R. Crisp on March 4, 1897. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1909 six legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. At that time, among other things, the Philippines and the Kingdom of Hawaii came under American administration.

Prior to the elections of 1908 Lewis was not nominated by his party for another term in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he took his previous activities in Montezuma again. He is also passed on 20 December 1920.