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John James Lewis (1912 - 1974)

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John James Lewis
1912 - 1974
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1912
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1974
Fern, Australia
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Fern, Australia
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John James Lewis was born in 1912. He is the child of John Stephen Lewis and Ruby Warry Lewis. He died in 1974 in Fern, Australia at age 62.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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John James Lewis died in 1974 in Fern, Australia at 62 years old. He was born in 1912. He is the child of John Stephen Lewis and Ruby Warry Lewis.
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In 1912, in the year that John James Lewis was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1936, John was 24 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1949, John was 37 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1954, John was 42 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1974, in the year of John James Lewis's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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