Pitt-Lewis was born in Honiton, the eldest son of the Rev. George Tucker Lewis and his wife Jane Frances Palmer, daughter of Rev. William Palmer, Rector of Yarcombe, Devon. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were successively headmasters of Honiton Grammar School, which he himself attended. He was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1870 after receiving the Certificate of Honour 1st Class and Studentship of Four Inns of Court in 1869. In 1876 he assumed by royal licence the additional surname of Pitt. He went on the Western Circuit and was one of the originators of "The Bar Committee". He became a Queens Counsel in 1885 and became Recorder of Poole. He was a prodigious author of legal reference works including A Complete County Court Practice.
Pitt-Lewis was elected Member of Parliament for the Barnstaple division of Devon at the 1885 general election, representing initially the Liberal Party, and being re-elected as a Liberal Unionist in 1886 following the split over Home Rule for Ireland. He retired from the House of Commons at the 1892 general election.
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 256. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Pitt-Lewis
- Works by or about George Pitt-Lewis in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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1885 – 1892