Politician and civil rights activist who was elected as a U.S. representative from Georgia in 1987. He is a Democrat who became the Senior Chief Deputy Whip in 1991.He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to end segregation.Like him, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was also a renowned Civil Rights activist.BEFORE FAME
He participated in the Freedom Rides to desegregate the South and to promote civil rights.PERSONAL LIFE
His parents were Willie Mae and Eddie Lewis.The meaning of the name Lewis: Famed Warrior FUN FACTS
Politician John Lewis were born on Wednesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Dragon, it is 47 days until John Lewis next birthday.