William H. Lewis

American football player and coach, politician William H. Lewis

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.
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This Week: National Dog Week - Petside
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National Dog Week was pioneered 83 years ago by Captain William Lewis Judy, a dog enthusiast who felt we ought to celebrate the military service of our canine companions as well as celebrate the ways that dogs all across our country enrich our lives
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Timmins Gold Corp. Announces Updated Reserve and Resource Estimates for the ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Pursuant to NI 43-101, Mr. William Lewis, B.Sc., P.Geo. and Mr. Mani Verma, M.Eng., P.Eng., both of Micon International Ltd, (Micon), of Toronto, Ontario are the independent Qualified Persons responsible for the Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource
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A very happy Kings football team with its Island Cup trophy. - PNW Local News
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Kings quarterback Miles Harlow controlled the offense, ran for the first touchdown and connected with receivers William Lewis, Jordan Randolph and Aiden Kruse for impressive yardage in the first half struggle while the Kings' stingy defense kept the
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Addition to local firehouse celebrated - Reminder Newspapers
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(Lr) Windsor Fire Chief William Lewis, Town Councilor Ronald Eleveld and Analise Eleveld, 14. The Elvelds toured the renovated Hayden Station on Sept. 10. Photos by Gregory A. Scibelli On Sept
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Thelma E. Rock - The Star Democrat
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... Jessica and Joshua Golden, Rachel Engle, Philip Engle and his wife Caylynn, and Gary Engle; the devoted sister of Belly Brennan, James Lewis and the late John V. Lewis Jr. and William Lewis; and dear step-grandmother of Lisa Hill and Kris Donaghy
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Eston William Lewis - Hartselle Enquirer
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Funeral for Eston William Lewis, 79, of Eva will be Sun., Aug. 28, at 2 pm at Enon Baptist Church in Eva with the Rev. James Wray officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Mr. Lewis died Thur., Aug. 25, 2011. He was born June 8, 1932,
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M.J. Perry Jr., Legal Pioneer, Dies at 89
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Matthew J. Perry Jr., who as a young lawyer had to wait in the balcony of his segregated local courthouse before a judge would hear his case, then went on to win hundreds of civil rights legal battles and to become the first black federal judge from the Deep South, died on Friday at his home in Columbia, S.C. He was 89. His family confirmed the
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Murdoch Newspaper Veterans Portray a Fully Engaged Boss
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LONDON -- It was the political scoop of the year, a damning, serialized exposé in The Daily Telegraph about how British politicians were abusing their parliamentary expense accounts to pay for things like moat-cleaning and wisteria-trimming. The articles, in May 2009, shook up Parliament and shamed lawmakers. They also irritated Rupert Murdoch,
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Suspicions About Former Editor in Battle Over Story Complicate Hacking Scandal
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LONDON -- On Dec. 21 last year, The Daily Telegraph was preparing to publish a blockbuster exclusive: Vince Cable, the government's business secretary, had been caught on tape boasting that he had ''declared war'' on Rupert Murdoch and would find a convenient legal excuse to block the News Corporation's bid for British Sky Broadcasting, Britain's
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St. Mary's pair sentenced to prison in robbery case - So Md News
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Plea agreements left 24-year-old William Lewis Lawrence sentenced to serve 12 years in prison from his guilty plea to armed robbery, while 22-year-old Latece Cantelle Greer received an active sentence of four years in prison last week from her guilty
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Fleeing cops, Martinez man runs into tree - The Augusta Chronicle
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Eric William Lewis, 23, of the 200 block of Brooks Drive, was charged with public drunkenness, a county ordinance violation. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday after posting a $500 bond. Someone called police at about
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Newport writer probes notorious Valleys murder - South Wales Argus
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Writer and researcher Monty Dart is investigating the 1939 murder of Pontypool landlord William Lewis, after coming across the case at the National Archives. Fifty-nine-year-old Mr Lewis, also known as Dripping Lewis, was a wealthy landowner with 70
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LEWIS v. STATE - Leagle.com
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A jury convicted William Lewis of retaliation and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment. On appeal, Lewis argues that the evidence was legally and factually insufficient to support his conviction, and the trial court erred by sustaining the
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 80
    Lewis died in Canada of heart failure on January 1, 1949.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1919
    Age 50
    In the summer of 1919, after Lewis' speech, the economic and social tensions of the postwar years erupted in numerous white racial attacks against blacks in northern and midwestern cities where blacks had migrated by the thousands and were competing with recent European immigrants; it was called Red Summer.
    In 1919, Lewis was one of the signatories to a call published in the New York Herald for a National Conference on Lynching, intended to take concerted action against the widespread practice of lynching and lawlessness in primarily Southern states.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1913
    Age 44
    Lewis's tenure as Assistant Attorney General ended with Taft's presidency in 1913, as these are political appointee positions tied to particular administrations.
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  • 1912
    Age 43
    When the ABA's executive committee voted to oust Lewis in early 1912, U.S. Attorney General George W. Wickersham sent a "spirited letter" to each of the 4,700 members of the ABA condemning the decision.
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  • 1911
    Age 42
    In September 1911, Lewis faced a campaign for his ouster from the ABA.
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    In 1911, Lewis was among the first African Americans to be admitted to the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • 1910
    Age 41
    The Washington Evening Star concluded that the appointment of Lewis to "a higher governmental position than any heretofore given to a colored man" would result in a confirmation battle with southern Democrats. An Illinois paper mistakenly reported in December 1910 that opposition to Lewis was so strong that Taft had decided not to place his appointment before the Senate.
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    In October 1910, President William Howard Taft announced he would appoint Lewis as an United States Assistant Attorney General, sparking a national debate.
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    When Lewis was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General in 1910, it was reported to be "the highest office in an executive branch of the government ever held by a member of that race."
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1903
    Age 34
    In 1903 the United States Attorney for Boston Henry P. Moulton, at the direction of Roosevelt, appointed Lewis as an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston; he was the first African American to be an Assistant US Attorney.
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  • 1901
    Age 32
    He also was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1901 for a single term, the last African American elected to that body for decades.
  • 1900
    Age 31
    As a result of his Harvard football career, Lewis became a friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, a Harvard alumnus, and was a guest of Roosevelt's at his estate at Oyster Bay, New York in 1900.
  • 1899
    Age 30
    Lewis entered politics by successfully running for election to the Cambridge Common Council where he served from 1899-1902.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1896
    Age 27
    Lewis developed a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable experts on the game. In 1896, Lewis wrote one of the first books on American football, A Primer of College Football, published by Harper & Brothers, and serialized by Harper's Weekly.
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  • 1895
    Age 26
    Following law school, Lewis was hired as a football coach at Harvard, where he served from 1895 to 1906.
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  • 1890
    Age 21
    In December 1890, the Amherst team voted "almost unanimously" to elect Lewis as the team captain for his senior year, 1891.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1868
    Born
    Lewis was born in Berkley, Virginia in 1868, the son of former slaves of European and African ancestry.
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