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William J. Lewis (July 4, 1766 – November 1, 1828) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born in Augusta County, Virginia, Lewis attended the common schools. He served as member of the State house of delegates.

Lewis was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). He died at "Mount Athos" plantation, near Lynchburg, Virginia, November 1, 1828. He was interred in a vault blasted out of a solid rock at the summit of "Mount Athos," Virginia.

Mount Athos was destroyed by fire in 1876, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 as an archaeological site.[1][2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ University of Virginia Press. The Virginia Landmarks Registers - Page 86 - Google Books Result: Mount Athos.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Kerr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Tucker