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Lewis Leonard Boyer (May 19, 1886 – March 12, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Lewis L. Boyer
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byJ. Leroy Adair
Succeeded byRobert B. Chiperfield
Personal details
Born(1886-05-19)May 19, 1886
Richfield Township, Illinois
DiedMarch 12, 1944(1944-03-12) (aged 57)
Quincy, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Born on a farm near Richfield Township, Illinois, Boyer attended the rural schools. He taught school at Douglas, Franklin, Pin Oak, and Liberty, Illinois from 1904 to 1915, and, while teaching, studied civil engineering. He moved to Quincy, Illinois, in 1915 and engaged in engineering as county superintendent of highways of Adams County, Illinois, from March 1915 until December 1936.

Boyer was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1940 and 1942. He died in Quincy, Illinois, March 12, 1944. He was interred in Xander Cemetery, Liberty, Illinois.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Lewis L. Boyer (id: B000724)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Leroy Adair
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 15th congressional district

1937-1939
Succeeded by
Robert B. Chiperfield