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Charlton Thomas Lewis, American lawyer. member commission on platform, National Democratic Convention, 1896.


Lewis, Charlton Thomas was born on February 25, 1834 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph J. Lewis.


He graduated from Yale in 1853 with an A.B., and after studying with a view to entering the ministry, served as professor at the State Normal University at Bloomington, Illinois, 1856–57, and from 1858 to 1861 was professor in Troy University.


Professor mathematics, State Normal University of Illinois, 1856-1857. Professor Greek, 1858-1861, Troy University. Deputy commissioner Internal Revenue, United States, 1863-1864.

Practiced law in New York. Lecturer on life insurance Harvard and Columbia universities, and on principles of insurance, Cornell Univercity President Prison Association of New York. President State Charities Aid Association of New Jersey.

Chairman commission to revise penal laws of New Jersey. Delegate of the United States to Paris Congress of Prisons, 1895. Member commission on platform, National Democratic Convention, 1896.

Translator of Bengel’s Gnomon of the New Testament, 1863. Author: History of Germany, 1871. Harper’s Latin Dictionary, 1879.

Lewis’ Latin Dictionary for Schools, 1889. Lewis’ Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1890. Love Letters of Prince Bismarck, 1901.

Editor Harper’s Book of Facts, 1895. Home: Morristown, New Jersey.



Member commission on platform, National Democratic Convention, 1896.


Married 1st, Nancy D. McKeen, July 25, 1861. Married second, Margaret P. Sherrard, July 1, 1885.

Joseph J. Lewis. Lewis

Nancy D. McKeen

Margaret P. Sherrard