Member Biography

James J. Lewis 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1855       4 Whig
1856       4 Whig
1857       4 Whig

COUNTIES: Chester, Delaware  


1803 - 05/19/1883

James J. Lewis (Whig4) Chester and Delaware Counties 1855-1857

Early Life:

James J. Lewis, born, 1803, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Elizabeth Yarnall Lewis; farmer; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1849-1850; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1855-1857; wife Lydia Davis Crawford Lewis, daughters, Frances D. Lewis Twaddell, Mary Davis Lewis, Anna Crawford Lewis; died, May 19, 1883, Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interment, Newtown Square Friends Meeting House Burial Ground, Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1849-1850.

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Chester and Delaware Counties, 1855-1857.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

James J Lewis (1803-1883) - Find a Grave Memorial