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LEWIS, JOHN M. (?–?). John M. Lewis, early legislator, a Virginian by birth, moved to Texas in February 1842. He represented Montgomery County in the House of Representatives of the Eighth and Ninth congresses of the Republic of Texas and was speaker in the Ninth Congress. He was a delegate to the Convention of 1845 and an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Congress in 1846. Lewis settled in Montgomery County, where he was a farmer and stock raiser.


John S. Ford, Memoirs (MS, John Salmon Ford Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Texas Democrat, March 4, 1846. Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Robert Bruce Blake


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Robert Bruce Blake, "LEWIS, JOHN M.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.