Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
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1946 – Born in South Shore, Kentucky on the 14th of September.
1964 – He graduated from McKell High School.
1967 – He attended Morehead State University.
1969 – Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science.
1971 – Lewis a state job for a time and encouragement to run for the state House in his native Greenup County.
1972 – Served briefly in the U.S. Navy, attending the Navy Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida; a kidney ailment resulted in his medical discharge that year.
1980 – Lewis worked in sales for several companies, including Ashland Oil, before teaching for five years at Watterson College in Louisville, Kentucky, beginning.
1981 – Lewis returned to Morehead to earn a master’s degree in education.
– He also was ordained as a Baptist minister, serving as pastor for the historic White Mills Baptist Church, after attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
1985 – Lewis and his wife opened a religious bookstore, Alpha Bookstore, in Elizabethtown.
1994 – Lewis filed to run against longtime Democratic William H. Natcher in the general election in November.
1998 – Lewis sent a letter to 3,000 constituents.
2004 – Lewis joined numerous Republican colleagues in sponsoring legislation that would allow lawmakers to override certain Supreme Court decisions by a two thirds vote of the House and Senate.
2006 – Won a second full term in 1996 with 58% of the vote, but didn’t face another serious bid until.
– Election, Lewis defeated retired U.S. Army Colonel Mike Weaver, a former member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.