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Robert Lawrence Lewis

educator , Lawyer

Robert Lawrence Lewis, American lawyer, educator. Decorated Legion of Merit, Purple Heart.


Lewis, Robert Lawrence was born on September 25, 1919 in New York City. Son of Isador and Sadie (Holzinger) Lewis.


Hamilton College (Bachelor of Arts, 1940). Case Western Reserve University (Bachelor of Laws, 1948). Member, Executive Board, Council for Economic Opportunity (Poverty Program), 1965-1967.

President, 1962-1964. 1975-1977; Member, 1964-1980, Board of Trustees, Cuyahoga Community College Director, 1975— and Chairman, 1980, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.


With firm Ulmer & Berne, Cleveland, 1948-1964, partner, 1956-1964. Retired, 1964

Professor law, director graduate div. Cleveland-Marshall Law School (now Cleveland State University), 1948-1953.

Board directors Banner Industries, Inc., Cleveland. Scholar-in-residence, professor classics Cuayhoga Community College. Adjunct professor nonprofit governance Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Five Angry Women, 1990, Agatharcus, 1993.


Consultant, evaluator North Central Association Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association Member Cleveland Area Arts Council, 1971-1973. President Fairmount Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 1973-1975. Trustee, chairman board Cuyahoga Community College.

Trustee Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland, Cleveland Commission Higher Education, Lake Erie College, Council for Interinstnl. Leadership, Pace Association, New Organization for Visual Arts. Board directors Association Governing Boards Universities and Colleges.

Board advisers Cleveland Ballet. Trustee, vice president New Cleveland Opera Company Served to 1st lieutenant, artillery and ordnance corps Army of the United States, 1942-1946, North African Theatre of Operations. Member Executive Order Ohio Commodore, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Frieda Friedman, November 24, 1940 (deceased 1961). Children– Brian S., Paul E., David N. Married Joanne Marcia Waxman, June 16, 1963.

Children– Pavia S., Eraclea S.

Isador Lewis

Sadie (Holzinger) Lewis

Frieda Friedman

Joanne Marcia Waxman

Brian S. Lewis

Paul E. Lewis

David N Lewis

Pavia S. Lewis

Eraclea S Lewis