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John L. Lewis (New Orleans)

John Lawson Lewis (March 26, 1800 – May 15, 1886) was the 17th mayor of New Orleans (April 10, 1854 – June 17, 1856). He had previously served in the Louisiana State Senate and as sheriff of Orleans Parish. During the American Civil War, in the seventh decade of his life, Lewis served in the Confederate Louisiana Militia as a general.[1]

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  1. ^ Online mayoral profile from the Works Progress Administration, transcribed by the New Orleans Public Library; accessed 21 November 2015.

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Preceded by
Abdiel Crossman
Mayor of New Orleans
April 10, 1854 – June 17, 1856
Succeeded by
Charles M. Waterman