Joyce L Lewis (1933 - 1999)

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Joyce L Lewis
1933 - 1999
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June 22, 1933
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August 25, 1999
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La Porte, Harris County, Texas 77572
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Joyce L Lewis was born on June 22, 1933. She died on August 25, 1999 at 66 years old. We know that Joyce L Lewis had been residing in La Porte, Harris County, Texas 77572.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joyce L Lewis passed away on August 25, 1999 at age 66. She was born on June 22, 1933. There is no information about Joyce's family or relationships. We know that Joyce L Lewis had been residing in La Porte, Harris County, Texas 77572.

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In 1933, in the year that Joyce L Lewis was born, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1941, Joyce was only 8 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1950, when she was 17 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1967, Joyce was 34 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1972, at the age of 39 years old, Joyce was alive when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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