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Congressman

Earl Ramage Lewis, American congressman. Member Interstate Commission on Conflicting Taxation of America Legislators Association, 1931-1935.; member of the board of trustees Muskingum College from 1922.; Member American, Ohio State and Belmont County Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Alpha.; Member United Presbyterian Church; Mason (Shriner), Elk, Knights of Pythias.

Background

Lewis, Earl Ramage was born on February 22, 1887 in at Lamira, Ohio, United States. Son of William Duff and Nanna Laura (Ramage) Lewis.

Education

He graduated from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, in 1911, and from the law department of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914

Career

He served as member of the Ohio State Senate in 1927 and 1928, and then served as chairman of the Republican State campaign committee for Ohio in 1930. Continuing in politics, Lewis returned to the Ohio senate in 1931 and stayed until 1934, serving as president pro tempore in 1931 and 1932 and as Republican floor leader from 1931 to 1934. He also served as member of the Interstate Commission on Conflicting Taxation of the American Legislators Association from 1931 to 1935.

After his time in the Ohio senate, Lewis was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941). After his unsuccessful run for reelection in 1940, he resumed the practice of law, but soon ran again. Lewis was elected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948, and again resumed the practice of law.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of Annotations Ohio State Mining Code, 1933.

Politics

He served as member of the Ohio State Senate in 1927 and 1928, and then served as chairman of the Republican State campaign committee for Ohio in 1930. Continuing in politics, Lewis returned to the Ohio senate in 1931 and stayed until 1934, serving as president pro tempore in 1931 and 1932 and as Republican floor leader from 1931 to 1934. He also served as member of the Interstate Commission on Conflicting Taxation of the American Legislators Association from 1931 to 1935.

After his time in the Ohio senate, Lewis was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941). After his unsuccessful run for reelection in 1940, he resumed the practice of law, but soon ran again. Lewis was elected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948, and again resumed the practice of law.

Membership

Member Interstate Commission on Conflicting Taxation of America Legislators Association, 1931-1935. Member of the board of trustees Muskingum College from 1922. Member American, Ohio State and Belmont County Bar Associations, Phi Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Alpha.

Member United Presbyterian Church. Mason (Shriner), Elk, Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Hazel Jane Neff, September 28, 1916. Children: Captain.

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