Party affiliation: Democrat
Lewis Compton, American state agency administrator, electric company executive. Served as ensign, United States Navy, World War; member Compton Brothers, general insurance; Member Council, Borough of Metuchen, New Jersey; Member American Legion, Military Order of World War, S.A.R.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).
Served as ensign, United States Navy, World War. Associate with Minwax Waterproofing Company, 1913, later with Compton Auto Sales Company. Member Compton Brothers, general insurance.
State director New Jersey Emergency Relief Administration, 1934-1936. Assistant administrator for New Jersey, Works Progress Administration, 1936. Assistant to president Thomas A. Edison, Inc., West Orange, New Jersey, 1936-1940.
Assistant secretary of the Navy, February 1940-1941, resigned to accept appointment as commissioner of finance for the State of New Jersey.
Born November 7, 1892