Charlton Thomas Lewis
|Born||February 25, 1834|
West Chester, Pennsylvania
|Died||May 26, 1904 (aged 70)|
Morristown, New Jersey
Nancy D. McKeen
Margaret P. Sherrard
|Occupation||Lawyer, writer, lexicographer|
Lewis was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Joseph J. and Mary (Miner) Lewis. He graduated from Yale University in 1853. After further studying with a view to entering the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he served as professor at the State Normal University at Bloomington, Illinois, 1856-57, and from 1858 to 1861 was professor of Greek at Methodist-affiliated Troy University (New York).
In 1863-64 he was a United States deputy commissioner of internal revenue. He began the practice of law in New York City in 1865. For a year in 1870-1871 he was the managing editor of the New York Evening Post newspaper. In 1871 he returned to law practice, where he specialized in insurance law and was longstanding law counsel for a large insurance company in New York city. During 1898-99, he was a lecturer on insurance at Harvard, Columbia and Cornell universities.
He was also president of the Prison Association of New York and of the State Charities Aid Association of New Jersey.
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