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William H. Lewis

Football Player and Coach + Politician
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Born Nov 28, 1868

William Henry Lewis was an African-American pioneer in athletics, politics and law. He was the first African-American college football player, the first in the sport to be selected as an All-American, the first to be appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney, the first to become a member of the American Bar Association, and the first to serve as United States Assistant Attorney General.… Read More

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1868 Birth Lewis was born in Berkley, Virginia in 1868, the son of former slaves of European and African ancestry. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1949 80 Years Old Lewis died in Boston of heart failure on January 1, 1949. … Read More
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