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Dwight N. Lewis

LEWIS, CLARKE, THORNE

Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 11/2/2004 at 06:43:42

Dwight N. Lewis
Railroad Commissioner. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa. son of David and Anna Lewis. His people were originally Quakers, emigrating to Ohio in an early day from Maryland and Pennsylvania. mr. Lewis attended the public schools at Oskaloosa and Des Moines, and graduated in law from Drake university. Was secretary of the Iowa railroad commission from 1899 to 1911. Assistant commerce counsel until January 3, 1917, when he was appointed railroad commissioner by Governor Clarke to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Clifford Thorne. Was elected for full term, 1918. A republican in politics.

-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Biographies of State Officers, pg. 303-304

-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall (not related to subject)


 

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