Lewis E. Sawyer

Lewis Ernest Sawyer (* June 24, 1867 in Shelby County, Alabama; † May 5, 1923 in Hot Springs, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between March and May 1923, he represented the sixth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Still in its infancy drew Lewis Sawyer with his parents in the Lee County, Mississippi. There he attended the public schools. He then studied at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began 1895 in Friars Point, also in the state of Mississippi to work in his new profession. In 1896 he was also mayor of this municipality.

During the Spanish- American War he served in the Philippines. After his return he worked in Iuaka (Mississippi) as a lawyer. In 1900, Sawyer moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he also practiced law. He was a member of the Democratic Party and was elected in 1913 and 1915 in the House of Representatives from Arkansas, which he was president in 1915.

In the congressional elections of 1922, Sawyer was selected in the sixth district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he 1923 Chester W. Taylor replaced on March 4. But he could not exercise long his new mandate, because he died in Hot Springs on 5 May of the same year. After a by-election be seat then fell to James B. Reed.