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Gerald A. Lewis

Gerald A. Lewis, American state comptroller. Bar: Florida 1960. Recipient Special Presidential award Young Democratic Club, Miami, 1964-1965, Humanitarian award United Cerebral Palsy, Miami, 1975, Distinguished Service award South Florida Public Service Society, 1975.

Background

  • Lewis, Gerald A. was born on March 31, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Bernard and Molly Lewis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, Boston, 1955. Doctor of Laws, Harvard University, Boston, 1960.

    Career

    • Private practice law, Miami, Florida, 1960-1966. Member Florida House of Representatives, 1966-1970, Florida State Senate, 1970-1972. Assistant county and state attorney Dade County, 1972-1974.

      Comptroller department banking and finance State of Florida, Tallahassee, since 1974. Organizer Comptroller's Task Force on Securities Regulation, 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1960.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Cabinet representative Miami Downtown Development Authority. Former statewide chairman American Cancer Society Employees Division Fund Doctor, State Employees Heart Fund, Cancer Crusade, Florida Served to captain United States Army, Green Berets. Member American Bankers Association (University Colorado School International Banking), Conference State Bank Supervisors (trustee), American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association Clubs: Harvard (Greater Miami, past vice president, secretary).

    South Florida Chapter 82d Airborne Division Association (past vice chairman).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Lewis; children: Patty, Beth, Susan.
    • father: Bernard Lewis
    • mother: Molly Lewis
    • spouse: Mary Lewis
    • children: Patty Lewis
    • Beth Lewis
    • Susan Lewis
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    Nationality
    • 1955
      Harvard University
    • 1960
      Harvard University
    • 1960 - 1966
      Private practice, law
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      member, Florida House of Representatives
    • 1970 - 1972
      member, Florida House of Representatives
    • 1972 - 1974
      assistant, county and state attorney Dade County
    • 1974
      comptroller, department banking and finance State of Florida
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States