Biography of John Lewis
John Lewis was an American politician and civil-rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020 from pancreatic cancer. Lewis served as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963 to 1966.
Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington and the last surviving one at the time of his death. He fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. In 1965, Lewis led the Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In an incident which became known as Bloody Sunday, armed Alabama police attacked unarmed civil rights demonstrators, including Lewis, Hosea Williams, and Amelia Boynton.
|Full Name||John Robert Lewis|
|Profession||American politician and civil-rights leader|
|Known As||John Lewis|
|Date of Birth & Date of Death||February 21, 1940 & July 17, 2020|
|Birth Place, Death Place||Troy, Alabama, U.S. & Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
John Robert Lewis was born on February 21, 1940, just outside Troy, Alabama, the third of ten children of Willie Mae (née Carter) and Eddie Lewis. His parents were sharecroppers in rural Pike County, Alabama.
As a boy, Lewis aspired to be a preacher; at age five, he was preaching to his family’s chickens on the farm. As a young child, Lewis had little interaction with white people; by the time he was six, Lewis had seen only two white people in his life. As he grew older he began taking trips into town with his family, where he experienced racism and segregation, such as at the public library in Troy. Lewis had relatives who lived in northern cities, and he learned from them that the North had integrated schools, buses, and businesses. When Lewis was 11, an uncle took him on a trip to Buffalo, New York, making him more acutely aware of Troy’s segregation.
Below we have updated Lewis’s Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size as soon as possible.
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lbs)|
Our team has updated the education of Lewis which is listed below:
|College/University||Fisk University, American Baptist College|
Lewis met Lillian Miles at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by Xernona Clayton. They married in 1968. Together, they had one son, named John-Miles Lewis. Lillian died on December 31, 2012. Lewis was a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
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|Mother||Willie Mae Carter|
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Lewis was portrayed by Stephan James in the 2014 film Selma. He made a cameo appearance in the music video for Young Jeezy’s song “My President,” which was released in the month of Obama’s inauguration. In 2017, John Lewis voiced his guest character (also called “John Lewis”) in the Arthur episode “Arthur Takes a Stand.” Lewis’s life was chronicled in the 2017 PBS documentary John Lewis: Get in the Way and the 2020 CNN Films documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble.
Lewis appeared in the 2019 documentary Bobby Kennedy for President, in which Lewis commends Robert F. Kennedy especially in regards to his support for civil rights throughout his time as a senator for New York and during Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. Lewis also recounted his deep sorrow following the 1968 assassinations of Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
Lewis appeared alongside Amandla Stenberg to present Green Book as Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards that took place on February 24th, 2019. Likewise, Lewis often attended Comic Con in San Diego, California, in support of his graphic novels and in 2014 led an impromptu simulated Selma civil rights march arm in arm with children dressed as his 24 year old self.
What is John Lewis’s Net Worth?
John Lewis’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-20. So, how much is John Lewis worth? What is John Lewis’s salary per year and how rich is he at the age of 37 years old? We have estimated John Lewis net worth, money, income, and assets for 2019-20 below:
|Net Worth in 2020||$300 Thousand|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Under Review|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Politician, Civil Right Servant|
Cause of Death
On December 29, 2019, Lewis announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He remained in the Washington D.C. area for his treatment. Lewis stated: “I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights – for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”
On July 17, 2020, Lewis died at the age of 80 after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer in Atlanta, Georgia. Lewis died on the same day as his friend and fellow activist, C.T. Vivian. Prior to his death, Lewis was the final surviving “Big Six” activist.
President Donald Trump said that he was saddened to hear about the death of Lewis and ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff. Former President Barack Obama said in a statement that Lewis had an “enormous impact” in U.S. history. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also admired Lewis. Condolences also came from the international community, with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, French President Emmanuel Macron, Irish President Michael D. Higgins, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi all memorializing Lewis on Twitter.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Lewis will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda on July 27 and 28, with a public viewing and procession through Washington, D.C. He is the first African-American lawmaker to be so honored in the Rotunda; in October 2019 his colleague, representative Elijah Cummings, lay in state in the Capitol Statuary Hall. Calls to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, after Lewis soon grew after his death.
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