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Lewis Compton

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).

Background

  • Compton, Lewis was born on November 7, 1892 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. Son of James Lewis and Emma (DeBow) Compton.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools of Perth Amboy and Phillips Exeter Academy, 1910-1913.

    Career

    • 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.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    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).

    Connections

    • Married Beatrice Camille Vincent, September 12, 1923. Children: Camille Emma, James Vincent.
    • father: James Lewis Compton
    • mother: Emma (DeBow) Compton
    • spouse: Beatrice Camille Vincent
    • children: Camille Emma Compton
    • James Vincent Compton
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    Died October 24, 1942
    (aged 49)
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