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FRANCIS G. LEWIS was born in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, of Welsh, English and German parentage. He was educated in the public schools of the township and Washington Hall Collegiate Institution, at Trappe, from which he entered the junior class at Muhlenberg College and was graduated in two years. After following the profession of teaching for a number of years in public schools and academies in Pennsylvania, he studied law in the offices of Hon. C. J. Erdmin and Thomas F. Diefenderfer, Esq., and in 1896 was admitted to practice in the several courts of Lehigh and Philadelphia Counties. He has also been admitted to practice in the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and in the United States District and Circuit Courts in the eastern districts of Pennsylvania. He enjoys a large clientele, and is well versed in all branches of the law. He has served as solicitor for the city of Allentown, county of Lehigh and borough of Catasauqua, and also Whitehall Township, which has given him thorough qualification in municipal law. In 1916 he was elected by city council to the position of city assessor, in which office he completely revised, to the satisfaction of landowners throughout the city, the triennial assessment. He is a member of several social and fraternal organizations in the city, and is actively interested in the social, civic and religious life of the community. Mr. Lewis married Sallie L. Rath, a daughter of Rev. William Rath.
Men of Allentown by Fred L. Shankweiler, 1917.