Jerry Lewis (California politician)
Charles Jeremy Lewis is an American politician, a U. S. Representative, last serving California's 41st congressional district, he was first elected to Congress in 1978, represented the 40th, 35th, 37th districts. A Republican, he is a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, serving in that role during the 109th Congress. In January 2012 he announced that he was not running for re-election and would end his congressional career in January 2013. Lewis was born in Washington. In 1952 he graduated from San Bernardino High School in San Bernardino, where he captained the swim team and was a basketball star. In 1956 he received a B. A. from UCLA. Lewis served as a Coro Foundation fellow in San Francisco. After college, Lewis was in the insurance business, he was a member of the San Bernardino School Board from 1964 to 1968. He was on the staff of Congressman Jerry Pettis in 1966, he was a member of the California State Assembly from 1969 to 1978. In January 1974, he ran in a special election for the California State Senate, losing to Democrat Ruben Ayala.
In the campaign, Ayala noted that two-thirds of the $130,000 that Lewis raised came from 43 donors — 22 of whom were Sacramento lobbyists. In November 1978, Lewis was elected as a Republican to the 96th United States Congress, in what was the 37th Congressional district, with 61% of the vote, he has been re-elected 16 times since then. He has never won re-election with less than 61% of the vote. In fact, he has only dipped below 65% four times. In 2008, Lewis received his strongest challenge in decades from San Bernardino attorney Tim Prince, who won a 4-candidate Democratic primary. Lewis put up campaign signs all over the district and was forced to spend over a million dollars to retain his seat, he declined Prince's challenges for a debate. The incumbent defeated him with 62% of the vote. On January 12, 2012, Lewis announced his retirement. Lewis employed Arlene Willis, as the chief of staff in his office. Before they were married, Willis was her husband's top aide when he came to Capitol Hill in 1979.
In 1994, he was named chairman of the VA-HUD and Independent Agencies Subcommittee, where he worked until 1999 to improve oversight to uncover fraud and abuse in large housing programs and reduce spending on wasteful programs within a number of federal agencies. He steered federal dollars to the state and to the region for projects such as the planning and construction of the Seven Oaks Dam near Highland. Among his proudest achievements came early is his career as a state assemblyman, pushing for the establishment of the first air quality committee in the state Legislature, which led to the formation of the South Coast Air Quality Management District in the mid 1970s. In 1998, he secured start-up funding in 1998 for Loma Linda University's Proton Beam treatment center, which has led to the installation of similar cancer treatment centers across the U. S. Lewis placed special riders in a series of appropriations bills that freed up nearly $100 million to the U. S. Forest Service, the state and the county to remove more than a million trees in the San Bernardino National Forest killed by drought and bark beetle infestation.
He worked with Sen. Dianne Feinstein to secure an additional $500 million to reduce the fire danger in the San Bernardino Mountains and throughout Southern California. Lewis secured $15 million for a pilot program to refurbish houses repossessed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and providing them to qualified low income families; the program, according to Lewis' office, has been successful in Redlands and San Bernardino. In 2011, Lewis voted for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part of a controversial provision that allows the government and the military to indefinitely detain American citizens and others without trial. Lewis supports stem-cell research. Lewis considers himself pro-life, opposes most public funding of abortions, but encourages family planning efforts which are opposed by many Catholics, he voted against banning adoption by same-sex couples in Washington D. C, he thinks gun-control efforts should center on stiff prison terms for repeat criminals who use firearms, but is open to considering requiring trigger locks and other child safety measures for law-abiding gun owners.
The American Conservative Union gave Lewis' 2008 voting record 84 out of 100 points. The liberal Americans for Democratic Action gave him 0 out of 100 for 2005. Lewis is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. In its 2009 report, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Lewis one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress, saying that his "ethics issues stem from the misuse of his position as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to steer hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks to family and friends in direct exchange for contributions to his campaign committee and political action committee."Lewis was included in the group's report in 2006, 2007, 2008. In 2010, the U. S. Department of Justice closed the case without filing charges, it was never submitted to federal prosecutors. Military lobbyist relationshipsLewis' aide in charge of tracking defense appropriations, Marine Lt. Col. Carl Kime, was "a military officer on the Pentagon's payroll, an apparent violation of House rules and a possible conflict of interest".
Department of Defense regulations state that military personnel can work on committee staffs but not on the personal staff of an individual member. Kime worked for Lewis since 2001 while being on the Pentagon payroll. Congressional watchdogs call Kime's role a
Charles H. Lewis
Charles Hendrickson Lewis was an American politician who served as the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1925 to 1927. Charles Hendrickson Lewis was born April 1871 at Egypt, Pitt Township, Wyandot County, Ohio, his father was manager of the Harpster Bank in Harpster, Ohio. Charles' mother died when he was three years old, he grew up in Harpster, attending the public schools, he graduated from the music department of Ohio Northern University in 1889. He was a trustee of the university, was awarded an honorary degree in 1927, he taught school for two years, entered Ohio Wesleyan University. He graduated Bachelor of Science in 1895, worked in his father's bank for thirty years until 1925. Lewis was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1924. At that time and Lieutenant were elected separately, Lewis served with Democratic Governor A. Victor Donahey, they got along amicably, Lewis represented the state at the inauguration of Calvin Coolidge in 1925. He was dispatched to lead an official inspection of the locks and dams of the Ohio River.
Lewis was president of the school board in Harpster for 25 years, president of the county board of education for ten years. He was president of the Lewis Bank and Trust Company in Upper Sandusky and owned the company that published the Daily Union in Wyandot County, he farmed more than 1000 acres, raising Poland China Hogs. Lewis ran Lewis Systems Inc. a research organization in Columbus and had more than seventy United States patents for treatment of polluted water. Lewis was a Mason, an Odd Fellow, a Phi Delta Theta, Kiwanis, he was married June 30, 1896 to Frances E. Sears, who died in 1932, their child died the day. Charles Lewis died in 1965, is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Charles James Lewis
Charles James Lewis was an English painter in oils and watercolours. Lewis was born in 1830 in London, he first exhibited in 1853, when at the Royal Academy of Art he showed a portrait of "Miss Shelton". She was Mary Ann Matilda Hammond Shelton, whom he married in 1854, he became a painter of rustic genre scenes and of landscape, his works were popular. He was a prolific artist, a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, at the Society of British Artists, at the British Institution, his pictures were signed "C. J. Lewis". Lewis's more regarded work was done in watercolour, he became a member of the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours. From 1884 he lived in Cheyne Walk, where he died on 28 January 1892 after a long illness, survived by his wife and family, he was buried at Woking. Charles James Lewis at Art UK
Charles Lewis (bookbinder)
Charles Lewis was a prominent English bookbinder. Born in London, Lewis was fourth son of Johann Ludwig, a political refugee from Hanover, brother of Frederick Christian Lewis and of George Robert Lewis. In 1800, he was apprenticed to the leading bookbinder Henry Walther. After he had spent five years in the forwarding department, Walther refused his request to enter the finishing shop, so Lewis practised fine work on his own account, into the small hours. On leaving Walther, Lewis worked as a journeyman in several other shops setting up in business on his own account in Scotland Yard, he moved to premises in Denmark Court, on to Duke Street, St. James's. With C. Kalthoeber he was employed by William Beckford on the Fonthill Abbey library. Thomas Frognall Dibdin was an admirer of his work and character, recommended him to other bibliophiles. Lewis died of apoplexy on 8 January 1836, he was succeeded by his eldest son. Francis Bedford had lived with Lewis for some time, carried on Lewis's style, in contrast to the more ornate school of Robert Rivière.
According to Dibdin Lewis combined the taste of Roger Payne with "a freedom of forwarding and squareness of finish peculiar to himself". His main colours were buff or subdued orange for Russia bindings, French grey for Morocco. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Lewis, Charles". Dictionary of National Biography. 33. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Media related to Charles Lewis at Wikimedia Commons
Battle of Point Pleasant
The Battle of Point Pleasant — known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts — was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774 between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Colonel Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Valley. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Valley and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war. Colonel Andrew Lewis, in command of about 1,000 men, was part of a planned two-pronged Virginian invasion of the Ohio Valley; as Lewis's force made its way down the Kanawha River, guided by pioneering hunter/trapper Matthew Arbuckle, Sr. Lewis anticipated linking up with another force commanded by Lord Dunmore, marching west from Fort Pitt known as Fort Dunmore.
Dunmore's plan was to march into the Ohio Valley and force the Indians to accept Ohio River boundary, negotiated with the Iroquois in the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix. The Shawnees, had not been consulted in the treaty and many were not willing to surrender their lands south of the Ohio River without a fight. Officials of the British Indian Department, led by Sir William Johnson until his death in July 1774, worked to diplomatically isolate the Shawnees from other Indians; as a result, when the war began, the Shawnees had few allies other than some Mingos. Cornstalk, the Shawnee leader, moved to intercept Lewis's army, hoping to prevent the Virginians from joining forces. Estimates of the size of Cornstalk's force have varied, but scholars now believe Cornstalk was outnumbered at least 2 to 1, having between 300 and 500 warriors. Future Shawnee leader Blue Jacket took part in this battle. Cornstalk's forces attacked Lewis's camp where the Kanawha River joins the Ohio River, hoping to trap him along a bluff.
The battle lasted for hours and the fighting became hand-to-hand. Cornstalk's voice was heard over the din of the battle, urging his warriors to "be strong." Lewis sent several companies along the Kanawha and up a nearby creek to attack the Indians from the rear, which reduced the intensity of the Shawnee offensive. Captain George Mathews was credited with a flanking maneuver. At nightfall, the Shawnees withdrew back across the Ohio; the Virginians had held their ground, thus are considered to have won. The Virginians lost 140 wounded; the Shawnees' losses could not be determined, since they carried away their wounded and threw many of the dead into the river. The next morning, Colonel Christian, who had arrived shortly after the battle, marched his men over the battlefield, they found twenty-one dead braves in the open, twelve more were discovered hastily covered with brush and old logs. Among those killed was Pucksinwah, the father of Tecumseh. Besides scalps, the Virginians captured 40 guns, many tomahawks and some plunder, sold at auction for 74£ 4s 6d.
The Battle of Point Pleasant forced Cornstalk to make peace in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte, ceding to Virginia the Shawnee claims to all lands south of the Ohio River. The Shawnee were obligated in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte to return all white captives and stop attacking barges of immigrants traveling on the Ohio River. Colonel John Field, an ancestor of United States Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, was killed in the battle. In April 1775, before many of the Virginians had returned home from Dunmore's War, the Battles of Lexington and Concord took place in Massachusetts; the American Revolution had begun and Lord Dunmore led the British war effort in Virginia. By the end of that year, the same militiamen who had fought at Point Pleasant managed to drive Lord Dunmore and the British troops supporting him out of Virginia. Before his expulsion, Dunmore had sought to gain the Indians as British allies, the same Indians the militia had defeated at Point Pleasant. Many Virginians suspected.
They claimed Dunmore had intentionally isolated the militia under Andrew Lewis, meaning for the Shawnees to destroy them before the Royal Army troops arrived. Dunmore hoped to eliminate the militia in case a rebellion did break out. However, there is no evidence to support this theory and it is discounted. On February 21, 1908, the United States Senate passed Bill Number 160 to erect a monument commemorating the Battle of Point Pleasant, it cites Point Pleasant as a "battle of the Revolution". The bill failed in the House of Representatives; the Battle of Point Pleasant is honored as the first engagement of the American Revolution during "Battle Days", an annual festival in modern Point Pleasant, now a city in West Virginia. Tu-Endie-Wei State Park John Stuart Downes, Randolph C. Council Fires on the Upper Ohio: A Narrative of Indian Affairs in the Upper Ohio Valley until 1795. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1940. ISBN 0-8229-5201-7. Lewis, Virgil A. History of the Battle of Point Pleasant.
Charleston, West Virginia: Tribune, 1909. Reprinted Maryland: Willow Bend, 2000. ISBN 1-888265-59-0. Randall, E. O; the Dunmore War. Columbus, Ohio: Heer, 1902. Randall, Emilius Oviatt and Daniel Joseph Ryan. History of Ohio: the rise and progress of an American state, Volume 2; the Century History Company, 1912, public domain online edition Roosevelt, Theodore. The winning of the West, Volume 1 pp 227–33 online edition Smith, Thoma
Charles Lewis (footballer)
Charles Henry Lewis was an English footballer. Born in Plumstead, Lewis played for Eltham and Maidstone United as a youth, before signing for Woolwich Arsenal in May 1907. A versatile forward, he was used by Arsenal in every attacking position, including striker and a Winger. Although he only made his Arsenal debut midway through his first season, against Sunderland on 28 December 1907, he finished the 1907-08 season as the club's second-top goalscorer, with eight, one behind Peter Kyle. For the next two seasons Lewis featured playing the majority of Woolwich Arsenal's matches. However, at the time the club were struggling in the First Division, skirting relegation in 1909-10, before financial problems forced the club to sell its best players. Arsenal finished bottom of the First Division in 1912-13 having only scored 18 League goals. By now, Lewis played as a supporting striker, he faithfully stayed with the club. The arrival of World War I robbed Lewis of the peak of his career, he played. Lewis left Arsenal in 1921.
He played for Margate before retiring. He died aged 80, in 1967. Harris, Jeff. Hogg, Tony, ed. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4
Charles Bertrand Lewis
Charles Bertrand Lewis, better known by the pen name M. Quad, was an American journalist and humorist. Lewis was born at Liverpool, Medina County and attended the Michigan Agricultural College, he was a volunteer soldier in the northern army during the civil war. He joined the staff of the Detroit Free Press in 1869, became known as a writer of sketches under the pen-name of M. Quad, his accounts of the proceedings of a supposed society of colored people, to which he gave the name of Brother Gardner's Lime-Kiln Club, were popular. His published works include: Sawed-Off Sketches, Field and Fleet, Under Fire, The Lime-Kiln Club. Works by or about M. Quad at Internet Archive