Joseph Lewis Jr. (Virginia Politician)
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Joseph Lewis Jr. Virginia Politician

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Joseph Lewis Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Loudoun County

1817
Alongside Robert Braden

1799-1802
Alongside William Noland and Stephen Roszel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th district

March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817
John Taliaferro
Charles F. Mercer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th district

March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1813
John Randolph
Hugh Caperton
Chairman of the House Committee on the District of Columbia

March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813
John Love
John Dawson

March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1809
Position established
John Love
Personal details
Born1772 (1772)
Virginia Colony, British America
DiedMarch 30, 1834(1834-03-30) (aged 61-62)
Clifton, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyFederalist Party

Joseph Lewis Jr. (1772 – March 30, 1834) was an 18th-century and 19th-century politician and lawyer from Virginia.

Biography

Born in the Colony of Virginia, Lewis served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1799 to 1803. He was then elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives in 1802, serving from 1803 to 1817. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1807 to 1809 and again from 1811 to 1813. Lewis returned to the House of Delegates in 1817 and 1818. He died at Clifton Farm in Upperville, Virginia, on March 30, 1834.

Electoral history

  • 1805; Lewis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 55.95% of the vote, defeating Democratic-Republican William Elzey.
  • 1807; Lewis was re-elected with 55.19% of the vote, defeating Democratic-Republican John Littlejohn.
  • 1809; Lewis was re-elected with 62.04% of the vote, defeating Democratic-Republican William Tyler.
  • 1811; Lewis was re-elected with 80.09% of the vote, defeating Democratic-Republican John Love.

External links

  • United States Congress. "Joseph Lewis Jr. (id: L000290)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


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    At Clifton Farm in Upperville, Virginia

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