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Charles W. Lewis, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1926, New York 1928. Recipient Distinguished Service award Virginia Military Institute Foundation, 1980.


Lewis, Charles W. was born on August 19, 1904 in Danville, Virginia, United States. Son of William Baskerville and Maggie (Watkins) Lewis.


AB, Virginia Military Institute, 1924;student, Washington and Lee University Law School, 1924-1926;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1927.


Captain, instr.English and military science, Virginia Military Institute, 1924-1926;private practice, New York City, 1927-1985;managing partner, Townsend & Lewis, New York City, 1935-1952;senior partner, Townsend & Lewis, New York City, 1952-1973;a managing partner, Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, New York City, 1973-1976;counsel, Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, New York City, 1977-1985. Board directors General American Oil Corporation of Texas, 1959-1979, director emeritus, 1979-1985.


  • Bar: Virginia 1926, New York 1928.


Board visitors Virginia Military Institute, 1960-1964. Trustee Virginia Military Institute Foundation, 1955-1979. Trustee Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1973-1979, president of the board of trustees, 1976-1979, trustee emeritus, 1982-1985.

Member American, New York State bar association, Association Bar City New York, The Virginians (New York) (governor 1963-1964), Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association (president New York chapter 1951-1952), S.R., Society Colonial Wars, University Club, Fairfield County Hunt Club (Connecticut), Masons, Hillsboro Club, Ponte Vedra Club (Florida), Downtown Association, Pilgrims United States, Kappa Alpha (president alumni chapter New York 1934-1935), Phi Delta Phi.


Married Ida Maria Bonzi, December 8, 1937. Children: Charles W., Maria Lewis Phillips.

William Baskerville Lewis

Maggie (Watkins) Lewis

Ida Maria Bonzi

Charles W. Lewis

Maria Lewis Phillips Lewis