William J. Lewis

William J. Lewis ( * July 4, 1766 in Augusta County, Virginia; † November 1, 1828 in Lynchburg, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1819 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Lewis attended the public schools of his home. From the year 1800, he began building his plantation Mount Athos near Lynchburg, which he farmed all his life. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. He sat for a few years in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1816 Lewis was in the 15th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Kerr on March 4, 1817. Until March 3, 1819, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Lewis operated again on his plantation Mount Athos, where he died on November 1, 1828.