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  Lewis, James Hamilton
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NameJames Hamilton Lewis
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, Illinois , United States
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Born May 18, 1863
Died April 09, 1939 (75 years)
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Infoa Representative from Washington and a Senator from Illinois; born in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Va., May 18, 1863; moved with his parents to Augusta, Ga., in 1866; attended Houghton school in that city and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law in Savannah, Ga., and was admitted to the bar in 1882; moved to the Territory of Washington in 1885 and commenced the practice of law in Seattle; member, Washington Territorial legislature 1887-1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate in 1898 for reelection; served during the Spanish-American War as inspector general with rank of colonel in Puerto Rico; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for United States Senator in 1899; moved to Chicago, Ill. in 1903 and resumed the practice of law; corporation counsel for Chicago 1905-1907; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 26, 1913, to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918; Democratic whip 1913-1919; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois in 1920; practiced international law; again elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1930; reelected in 1936 and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 9, 1939; Democratic whip 1933-1939; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses); funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; original interment in the Abbey Mausoleum, adjoining Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.; remains removed and reinterred in unknown location.


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  11/03/1936 IL US Senate Won 56.47% (+15.75%)
  04/14/1936 IL US Senate-D Primary Won 88.48% (+81.32%)
  07/01/1932 US President - D Primaries Lost 19.92% (-29.52%)
  11/04/1930 IL US Senate Won 64.02% (+33.29%)
  04/08/1930 IL US Senate-D Primary Won 75.59% (+68.14%)
  11/02/1920 IL Governor Lost 34.64% (-24.23%)
  09/15/1920 IL Governor-D Primary Won 85.14% (+70.28%)
  07/06/1920 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  07/06/1920 US President - D Convention Lost 0.30% (-35.26%)
  07/01/1920 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.01% (-29.84%)
  04/13/1920 IL US President - D Primary Lost 0.19% (-32.13%)
  11/05/1918 IL US Senate Lost 44.92% (-5.58%)
  09/11/1918 IL US Senate-D Primary Won 81.37% (+71.16%)
  03/26/1913 IL US Senate Won 80.39% (+69.61%)
  07/02/1912 US President - D Convention Lost 0.05% (-50.95%)
  04/12/1912 IL US Senate-D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/08/1908 IL Governor-D Primary Lost 17.28% (-28.34%)
  07/06/1900 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-71.29%)
  11/08/1898 WA At-Large Lost 23.90% (-2.27%)
  11/03/1896 WA At-Large Won 28.50% (+0.22%)
  07/11/1896 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.59% (-29.96%)
  01/30/1895 WA US Senate Special - Twenty-Seventh Ballot Lost 7.14% (-27.38%)
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