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Read Lewis

organization executive.

Read Lewis, American organization executive.

Background

Lewis, Read was born on May 19, 1887 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Isadel H. (Read) Lewis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wisconsin, 1909. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1914.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1915, and began practice in New York City. Appointed special assistant to American ambassador to Russia, and as such administered relief funds in Kursk and Voronezh, 1916-1917, and directed American publicity in Moscow and Archangel, 1918-1919. Executive director Common Council for American Unity and its successor organization, American Council Nationalities Service, 1922-1966, Chairman of the Board, 1966-1969, chairman nat. committee, from 1969.

Connections

father:
John Lewis

mother:
Isadel H. (Read) Lewis