Lewis F. Payne, Jr.

Lewis Franklin Payne Jr. ( born July 9, 1945 in Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia) is an American politician. Between 1988 and 1997 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lewis Payne attended until 1963, the Amherst County High School. He then completed until 1967, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Between 1968 and 1970 he served in the U.S. Army, the reserve he also then still belonged. After his active military service, he continued his studies until 1973 with a degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on. Thereafter, he served inter alia as president of a small construction company. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

After the death of Rep. Dan Daniel Payne was at the due election for the fifth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 14 June 1988. After four elections he could remain until January 3, 1997 at the Congress. There he was at times Chairman of the Committee on Internal Affairs and insular.

In 1996 he gave up another candidacy. Instead, he competed unsuccessfully for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Since then, he works for a consulting firm.